Upload Photo
"Put your hands up! Hands up!" police officers
Caption / Share

"Put your hands up! Hands up!" police officers say while holding fake guns during training to handle school schooting scenarios. Students volunteered to help more than 50 police officers create an otherwise realistic tactical drill at Connetquot High School in Bohemia. (Feb. 23, 2013)(Credit: Ed Betz)

1 of 5

Share this photo

School shooting drill at Connetquot HS

Student volunteers helped more than 50 police officers train to handle school shooting scenarios on Feb. 23, 2013. The "active shooter" drill was run by Suffolk police and held at Connetquot High School in Bohemia. The smiling students weren't scared and guns used in the drill were fake, but organizers said it was an important opportunity to practice tactics. "In a real-life scenario, you automatically go back to that training," says Suffolk police Officer Matthew DeMatteo, who participated in the exercise.