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Tag: Pierce County Emergency Management


Eatonville School District completes active shooter drill after nine months of violence response training

Hundreds of emergency responders, students and school officials in Eatonville participated in an active shooter drill coordinated by Pierce County Emergency Management and hosted by the Eatonville School District that took over two schools and several blocks in the Mount Rainier foothills community.

The event, which included 17 responding agencies from Pierce, King and Snohomish counties, was the culmination of about nine months of emergency response planning that was meant to prepare students, school officials and emergency responders for a large scale school shooting.

Sixth-grader Brooklyn Welch, 12, was the first victim in one of two simulated

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