ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (FOX 35 ORLANDO) - Orange County law enforcement and first responders teamed-up with school administrators to train for an active shooter situation on Wednesday.
"The quote by Mike Tyson, 'Everyone has a plan till they're punched in the face,' right? You get in a situation where you don't know what's going to happen, and you react to it, and test your plan," explained Scott Howat, with Orange County Public Schools.
It was a plan they carried out as realistically as possible, with volunteer actors playing the role of shooter and victims as first responders took them away.
"This is all about improvement, it's about testing our capabilities and making sure we're ready for the unthinkable," Howat said.
These drills are especially important in the light of the Parkland Attack, where police say a former student killed 17 people and injured 17 more. "Obviously after the Parkland tragedy," Howat said, "there's been a lot of changes in what we're required to do and need to do to be prepared."
On Thursday they'll drill on reuniting students with parents after a school shooting.