The Takoma Park Police Department will be conducting four active shooter training scenarios beginning tomorrow at John Nevins Andrews School, according to a department announcement on Twitter.

The school building, located at 117 Elm Ave., is currently unoccupied.

The training will be held Dec. 12, 13, 19 and 20, the department said.

“You may at times hear what sounds like gunshots; the officers will be using non-lethal training ammunition called simunitions, which may sound real,” the announcement continued.

A recent “active shooter” alert, apparently sent by mistake during a training session, caused a lockdown of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and a response from Montgomery County police. An investigation into the incident is ongoing, according to the Washington Post.

Image from TPPD Twitter.

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Takoma Police to Conduct Active Shooter Training

Takoma Police to Conduct Active Shooter Training

Mike Diegel

Co-Founder/Editor at Source of the Spring
Mike Diegel, a founding member of Source of the Spring, is a Silver Spring advocate who has been appointed by the county executive to several committees and task forces. He currently is a member of the Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment District Advisory Committee. His background is in journalism and he earned a bachelor of arts in communications from McDaniel College. He is self-employed as a communications consultant and is an active volunteer with Appalachian Great Pyrenees Rescue. He has lived for more than 20 years in Northwood/Four Corners with his wife Trish and multiple Great Pyrenees dogs. He is better known around Silver Spring as the Guy with the Big White Dogs.
Takoma Police to Conduct Active Shooter Training