Police stage mock emergency to test school

March 17, 2009 5:02:58 PM PDT
University Park Police staged a mock emergency at the Crete-Monee middle school to test their readiness to respond to a crisis.The drill contained several emergency circumstances, including a bomb threat, reports of someone with a gun and a hostage situation.

To make the drill as real as possible police officers played the roles of those posing a threat and of the victims.

Police and school authorities said the goal is to be as prepared as possible for any situation.