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Pinellas, Sarasota law enforcement agencies and school resource officers prep for worst case scenarios

8:10 PM, Aug 14, 2013   |    comments
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Seminole, FL -- Columbine, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook. The worst case scenarios school resource officers and law enforcement try to prepare for. And that's exactly what they did in both Pinellas and Sarasota counties this week.

Pinellas law enforcement and various fire rescue agencies took over Osceola Middle School Wednesday, sharpening their shooting skills in a handful of realistic scenarios. 

The officers and deputies used soft soap bullets that explode on impact so they could see where they hit.

In Sarasota Wednesday, police department SWAT team members held their own active shooter training at Temple Beth Shalom School. You can watch a video of their training below.

PHOTOS: Sarasota law enforcement preps for potential school shootings

Deputies say they'll rely on the skills they learned today in the event of an actual crisis.

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