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Lansing police drill simulates shooter at Illiana Christian High School

Lansing police drill simulates shooter at Illiana Christian High School

Lansing police Commander Pete Grutzius, center talks to officers and cadets who particpated in a training exercise Tuesday at Illiana Christian High School. "We started this program in 1999 after Columbine," Grutzius said. "It's something that we continue to do as a high priority with our po…

November 05, 2013 6:27 pm
Lansing police drill simulates shooter at Illiana Christian High School

Lansing police drill simulates shooter at Illiana Christian High School

Lansing Police officers navigate a second floor hallway at Illiana Christian High School Tuesday during the training program.

November 05, 2013 6:27 pm
Lansing police drill simulates shooter at Illiana Christian High School

Lansing police drill simulates shooter at Illiana Christian High School

Lansing police cadets Josh Schurman, of Lansing, left and Tyler Schutt, of Crown Point, suit up along with Commander Pete Grutzius as they prepare for an Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training program at Illiana Christian High School. The department will be conducting realistic sce…

November 05, 2013 6:26 pm
Lansing police drill simulates shooter at Illiana Christian High School

Lansing police drill simulates shooter at Illiana Christian High School

Lansing Police officers "apprehend" police Cadet Tyler Schutt during an Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training program Tuesday at Illiana Christian High School. The department will be conducting the scenario-based training all week at the school.

November 05, 2013 6:26 pm
Teaching lesson in violence

Teaching lesson in violence

Edison High School seniors Hannah McDaniel, foreground, and Cecilia Palomo play the role of victims during an active shooter demonstration put on by the Indiana State Police at the school in Lake Station.

September 25, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Three approaches to fight school shootings

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Three approaches to fight school shootings

On the heels of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, many ideas have been proposed to stop the violence. In regard to firearms, some groups want to ban and confiscate all guns while others want to legally arm all residents, and in particular, school administrators and teachers.

April 07, 2013 12:00 am
Area coaches to coach West team of McDonald's

Area coaches to coach West team of McDonald's

Mount Carmel basketball coach Mike Flaherty, center, is the West coach for tonight's McDonald's All-American Games at the United Center. Bloom Township coach Jasper Williams, right, and Flaherty's son Brian will be assistant coaches.

March 28, 2013 7:38 pm
Area coaches to coach West team of McDonald's

Area coaches to coach West team of McDonald's

Mount Carmel basketball coach Mike Flaherty, center, is the West boys coach for the McDonald's All-American game, which is tonight at United Center. Bloom Township coach Jasper Williams, right, and Flaherty's son Brian will be assistant coaches.

March 28, 2013 7:38 pm
Area coaches to coach West team of McDonald's

Area coaches to coach West team of McDonald's

Mount Carmel basketball coach Mike Flaherty, center, is the West coach for the McDonald's All-American boys basketball game tonight at the United Center3. Bloom coach Jasper Williams, right, and Flaherty's son Brian will be assistant coaches.

March 28, 2013 7:37 pm
Hostage situations staged; training real

Hostage situations staged; training real

MUNSTER | Screams, punctuated by gunshots, hung in the air along with gray clouds of acrid gun powder.

March 27, 2013 6:30 pm Photos

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Hostage situations staged; training real

Hostage situations staged; training real

Police officers approach a classroom during training Wednesday at Munster High School. The man on the far right is playing a civilian and the people on the ground are playing dead shooting victims.

March 27, 2013 6:00 pm
Hostage situations staged; training real

Hostage situations staged; training real

Police officers enter a classroom Wednesday during training at Munster High School.

March 27, 2013 6:00 pm
Hostage situations staged; training real

Hostage situations staged; training real

A "hostage" runs down the hallway as police approach during training at Munster High School.

March 27, 2013 6:00 pm
Hostage situations staged; training real

Hostage situations staged; training real

For training exercises, which lead instructor Kit Cessna said "is as realistic as we can make it," officers were divided into teams of two and went through three increasingly difficult scenarios, involving perpetrators, hostages and fatally injured victims.

March 27, 2013 6:00 pm
Hostage situations staged; training real

Hostage situations staged; training real

Instructor Kit Cessna talks to police officers Wednesday during training at Munster High School.

March 27, 2013 3:53 pm
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