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By Beka Compton
The Times 

Regional SWAT trains at WHS


Beka Compton

Learning the school's layout, a SWAT team member lights up the stairway with the light on his weapon. The school shooter training was held at the Waitsburg High School on July 19.

WAITSBURG-On Tuesday, July 19, 2022, a fleet of county law enforcement vehicles, including a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV), took over the parking lot at Waitsburg High School for the best possible scenario: Training.

The Walla Walla Regional SWAT team, made up of officers from Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office and the Walla Walla Police Department, took advantage of empty classrooms for an active shooter drill. The training began at 7:30 a.m. and finished around 2:30 p.m.

The SWAT team trains often, but this was the first time at the local high school. The...

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