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SBPD to conduct active shooter training exercise at McGaugh Elementary

The Seal Beach Police Department will be conducting an active shooter response training exercise at the McGaugh Elementary School campus on Tuesday, April 19, 2022.

The goal of this training is to help prepare police officers for a critical event on the campus. During this training exercise, the community may hear screaming or yelling, simulated gun fire sounds, exercise alerts over the amplified voice system, and sirens around McGaugh Elementary School. Emergency response vehicles and first responders will respond accordingly for this exercise.

The McGaugh Elementary School campus will be closed during this event. As this event falls during the week of Spring Break, no students will be on campus. Signage will be posted notifying the public of the training exercise.

“While we hate to think of the worst happening at our school, we understand that critical events can happen anywhere,” said Chief of Police Philip L. Gonshak. “This exercise will reinforce the training our officers receive and help to ensure that our response to McGaugh is quick and effective. We sincerely appreciate the partnership between the Los Alamitos Unified School District, McGaugh Principal Dr. Issaic Gates, and the community in assisting us with this important training.”

For additional information, please visit the Seal Beach Police Department on social media @sealbeachpolice.

This article was released by the Seal Beach Police Department.