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Drill simulates shooter on campus

First police officers on scene have only minutes to respond

Deputy Sheriff Larry Boudreau of the Albany County Sheriff's Department keeps guard in a room full of college students during Active Shooter Training at the University at Albany on Thursday.
Photographer: Barry Sloan
Deputy Sheriff Larry Boudreau of the Albany County Sheriff's Department keeps guard in a room full of college students during Active Shooter Training at the University at Albany on Thursday.
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Screaming students frantically bolted from a side entrance to the Humanities Building at the University at Albany. Behind them emerged a lone gunman brandishing a revolver and shooting maniacally into the fleeing crowd. Advancing on the fusillade of shots was a quartet of local police officers in wedge formation, each taking aim at the menacing figure before them. After a volley of shots, the gunman fell. The officers then split into pairs, guns drawn and ...


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