Cops in New Jersey conduct school shooting drill

Cops in New Jersey conduct school shooting drill

Posted: Updated:
NEW JERSEY (MYFOXNY.COM) -

Liberty Middle School in West Orange, New Jersey, played center stage as actors helped provide a very real-life emergency scenario on Tuesday. In the drill, four gunmen entered a packed school building and opened fire. Inside teachers and students hid in their classrooms as cops ran in followed by a team of SWAT members.

Moments later, a vehicle parked in the school parking lot was packed with fireworks to demonstrate an IED explosion.

Inside, authorities took down the gunmen while the school principal got shot and killed. Other students were wounded in the incident and carried out to safety.

Outside the police crime tape Steven Savage played a terrified father who had his 13-year-old son inside while the shooters were on the loose.

Sgt. John Morella with the West Orange Police Department said his agency worked with state and federal authorities and conducted what was the largest active school drill ever done in New Jersey -- possibly the country.

He said that these types of drills will help law enforcement be as prepared as possible for the real thing.

The rill was funded by the Department of Homeland Security for $140,000. Video of the drill may be used to train law enforcement around the country for similar events.

  • New Jersey NewsNew Jersey NewsMore>>

  • Giant whale pulled out of Jersey City harbor

    Giant whale pulled out of Jersey City harbor

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 2:04 PM EDT2014-04-16 18:04:35 GMT
    A whale that was found dead earlier this week in New York harbor has been transported to the Caven Point Marine Terminal in Jersey City.
    A whale that was found dead earlier this week in New York harbor has been transported to the Caven Point Marine Terminal in Jersey City.   The United States Army Corps of Engineers successfully extracted the 60 ton giant from the water around on Wednesday. 
  • Quiz Asks: 'How Bergen County are you?'

    Quiz Asks: 'How Bergen County are you?'

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-04-16 17:28:14 GMT
    How Bergen County are you? There’s a quiz for that. But, you might not like the results. A new quiz posted on BuzzFeedtests takers’ Bergen County-ness, using malls, spray tanning, and wealth as some of the metrics. The quiz asks BuzzFeed readers to identify which things they’ve done before to see just how Bergen County they are.
    How Bergen County are you? There’s a quiz for that. But, you might not like the results. A new quiz posted on BuzzFeedtests takers’ Bergen County-ness, using malls, spray tanning, and wealth as some of the metrics. The quiz asks BuzzFeed readers to identify which things they’ve done before to see just how Bergen County they are.
  • Bill could prevent Belmar from charging for beaches

    Bill could prevent Belmar from charging for beaches

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-04-16 17:25:46 GMT
    Under a plan being considered in Trenton, Belmar would be prevented from charging people $7 for beach badges because it accepted money from the federal government to replenish Belmar Beach and rebuild the boardwalk. The plan is raising concern because the badge fees help to pay for cleaning, lifeguards and police at the beach, according to News12.
    Under a plan being considered in Trenton, Belmar would be prevented from charging people $7 for beach badges because it accepted money from the federal government to replenish Belmar Beach and rebuild the boardwalk. The plan is raising concern because the badge fees help to pay for cleaning, lifeguards and police at the beach, according to News12.
Powered by WorldNow

4739 NW 53rd Avenue, Sutie B
Gainesville, FL 32653

Phone: (352) 371-0051

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices