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Drill prepares for worst case scenario on UTHSC campus

(WMC-TV) - Campus police and the Memphis Police Department participated in an active shooter drill on the University of Tennessee Health Science Center campus Friday morning.

They staged the mock emergency situation, pretending an armed gunman was on campus.

Campus and law enforcement officers used the drill to prepare for the possibility of a shooter on campus.

Recent events made Friday's drill much more important.

"As you know, these kind of events have been happening all over the country pretty significantly as of late," said Executive Vice Chancellor Ken Brown.  "I think we would be remise if we did not train our police officers for that unfortunate event."

The drill went smoothly.  Officers used the drill to prepare for a worst case scenario to prevent harm and danger on campus.

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