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Active shooter training: day two


LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) -- Active shooter training continued Tuesday at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

The training, which began Monday and will run through Thursday, is co-sponsored by the UWL and Western Technical College.

Muddy Boots Tactical Training, a private, security firm from Florida, has been hired to organize and oversee various drills simulating a shooting a campus.

Police, fire and medical first responders Tuesday practiced entering a campus dormitory with an active shooter inside.

One team of first responders was tasked with entering the building and neutralizing the shooter. A second team then followed, consisting of medics escorted by police, who were then responsible for treating and removing any victims from the building.

Participants in this week's training hail from all over the state. Although many are from the La Crosse, Jackson, Monroe, Trempealeau and Vernon County areas.

Radio dispatchers are also taking part in the exercises, making them as realistic as possible.

The active shooter training drills will run through Thursday.

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