People living near Waccamaw High School should expect increased police presence this week and next week as authorities hold two active school shooter training sessions.
The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office, Georgetown County School District, Georgetown Police Department, Pawleys Island Police Department and the State Law Enforcement Division are participating.
The training will be held at Waccamaw High School, and involves a day of classroom training and a day of scenario training.
Training is Thursday and Friday this week and Monday and Tuesday next week.
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“It is unfortunate that this type of training is necessary,” said Randy Dozier, Georgetown County schools superintendent. “But, we are pleased to work with the sheriff’s office and SLED to provide the best possible training for the law enforcement officers who protect our schools.”
Georgetown County Sheriff Lane Cribb said it’s training he hopes his deputies never need.
“You train for the worst, but are always hopeful for the best when it comes to our children,” he said.
Anyone with questions can call Lt. Neil Johnson at the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office, 436-6072.