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Posted: August 5, 2014

Harrisonburg Police Department officer Aaron Dove (right) helps Smithland Elementary School teacher Michelle Hunt away from a mock hostage situation during an active shooter training exercise for area emergency responders at Harrisonburg High School on Monday. (Photos by Nikki Fox / DN-R)
Bridgewater police officers Scott Williams (left) and Derek Crider help corner a “shooting suspect” during the training exercise.
Greg Miller (seated), an investigator with the Harrisonburg Police Department, negotiates with a “shooter” who has taken hostages during a training exercise at Harrisonburg High School on Monday.
Officer Geoff Bechtel of the Harrisonburg Police Department participates in the session. Harrisonburg police and fire departments, Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office and others participated in the annual mass casualty training.
Local agencies train during an active shooter scenario at Harrisonburg High School on Monday morning.

HARRISONBURG — Michelle Hunt has performed in dramas and musicals in her life, so needing to cry and crawl down a second-floor hallway at Harrisonburg High School pretending to be a gunshot victim…

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