Training prepares police for situations like Marinette's school hostage crises

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Stan Stricker
Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Training, in anticipation of situations like the hostage stand-off at Marinette High School Monday, can be invaluable according to Janesville Deputy Police Chief John Olsen.

Marinette Police Chief Jeff Skorik says they recently trained for a situation similar to when a 15-year-old took a classroom of students and a teacher hostage for several hours. Olsen expects the case to be reviewed as area law enforcement conducts "Active Response Training". Olsen says twice a year such training is conducted in the schools themselves.

In Monday's incident, the suspect later died from a self inflicted gun shot wound. No one else was injured.

Last updated: 3:22 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012

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