Gunfire Demonstration Expected at Cane Bay Elementary on Friday

February 14, 2018, 9:30 am EST | Share:

SUMMERVILLE, SC (WTAT-TV) — If you see a large law enforcement presence at Cane Bay Elementary on Friday, do not be alarmed.

A spokesperson with the Berkeley County School District says officials will be conducting a gunfire demonstration.

That practice will help teachers and administrators learn to recognize the sound of gunfire inside of a school and be better prepared in the event an attack is ever carried out.

“As safety and security is our number one priority at BCSD, we will continue to proactively expand safety procedures and offer advanced training for our staff to ensure the safety of our students,” said BCSD Safety and Security Coordinator Tim Knight. “We understand that parents trust us every day with their most precious assets, their children, and we do not take the responsibility of their safety lightly.”

We are told the session will begin at 8:30 a.m. and run throughout the school day.