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