Active shooter training Friday at government center

Published 8:06 am Thursday, April 26, 2018

Staff at the Mower County Government Center will be led through a mini-training on an active shooter incident on Friday.

As a result, the center will be closed from 8-8:30 a.m., said County Coordinator Craig Oscarson. Those in the vicinity may hear what sounds like shots being fired, which will actually be a deputy shooting blanks.

Being able to hear a weapon being discharged is part of the training, and office areas that may not be able to hear the sounds will be documented and addressed, Oscarson said.

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A similar training was held at the Justice Center some time ago, he said.

The center will reopen for regular business at 8:30 a.m.