Crews to train for active shooter in Loveland on Tuesday

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LOVELAND, Colo. — If you see lots of police and emergency vehicles at Loveland High School on Tuesday, don’t be alarmed.

The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office will be practicing for an active shooter.

“The exercise will include the use of simulated firearm ammunition and firearm blanks inside and outside of the school,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement released Friday.

“These exercises are focused on providing consistent training, familiarization with other agencies in the area, mutual aid/resource mobilization, and to facilitate a smooth, coordinated effort should an active shooter or mass casualty incident occur in Larimer County.”

In addition to the sheriff’s office, personnel from the following agencies will be participating in the training:

  • Colorado State University Police Department
  • Larimer County Natural Resources
  • Colorado State Patrol
  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife
  • Loveland Police Department
  • Poudre Fire Authority
  • Loveland Fire Rescue Authority
  • Berthoud Fire Protection District.

The training exercise will be conducted from 8 a.m. to around 5 p.m. The school is located at 920 W. 29th Street.

The sheriff’s office is asking people to avoid the campus until the training exercise is complete and all emergency vehicles have left the area.

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