In September, Mountaineer Middle School was on lockdown after a gun was found in the school. Officers say no one was ever in danger because law enforcement and school officials practice how to handle different situations.
Thursday morning at Liberty High School they practiced a Code Red and Clarksburg Interim Police Chief Robert Hilliard said he was pleasantly surprised. He's been at other schools where students were walking around during an exercise, but he said when he walked into the school it felt like it was a Saturday and no one was inside. Really that's the goal.
During a Code Red the school is on lockdown, no one's allowed in and no one's allowed out. All students have to report to their classes and stay quiet. Parents of all the students new a Code Red was happening sometime this week they just didn't know exactly when. Interim Chief Hilliard told 5 News why training is so important.
"To keep everyone's skills and awareness on heightened alert just in case if anything happens. You want to keep practicing for the worst and hope that that worst never happens," said Interim Chief Hilliard.
Interim Chief Hilliard said there were only two minor issues, but they're easy to fix and that's what trainings for.