On the of­fen­sive

Ce­cil deputies teach new ‘ac­tive shooter’ strat­egy

Cecil Whig - - FRONT PAGE - By CARL HAMIL­TON

ca­hamil­ton@ce­cil­whig.com

— Sean Ponte was “killed” by an in­trud­ing “shooter” along with 10 other fel­low Sandy Cove Min­istries em­ploy­ees hid­ing un­der desks in­side a class­room dur­ing a sim­u­la­tion Tues­day.

Ponte, who is the cam­pus

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din­ing room man­ager, knew he and his co-work­ers would not sur­vive when a woman por­tray­ing a shooter en­tered the room where they were hid­ing.

“It was ter­ri­ble, even though it was a sim­u­la­tion,” Ponte said. “As soon as she came into the room, you wanted to do some­thing but you knew you couldn’t, so you were just wait­ing for your turn.”

Stephen Weaver, pres­i­dent

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