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Jun 27, 2015 5:25 PM

Police practice active shooter exercise at Merrimack High School

MERRIMACK – Police and emergency responders led an active shooter exercise at Merrimack High School on Friday.

The exercise simulated a shooting with multiple victims and one death.

According to the Nashua Telegraph, officers trained for a year by studying active shooting procedures fin anticipation for Friday.

Merrimack officer Jeff Sprankle and police volunteer coordinator Brian Snell were the chosen shooters in the exercise and fired blanks.

Homeland Security evaluated the exercise and gave immediate feedback to the Merrimack police department.

Merrimack Police Chief Mark Doyle said, “We identified a number of gaps to address, but all in all, I feel pretty good about how everything played out.”

The exercise’s objectives were to test emergency response training and help further develop protocol for dealing with active school shooters.

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