Authorities train for child abduction scenarios

Authorities train for child abduction scenarios

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They focused on what to do if a child is abducted from the school. The school principal says it was a good opportunity to play out a real-life scenario. They focused on what to do if a child is abducted from the school. The school principal says it was a good opportunity to play out a real-life scenario.
"Every time you have an experience in the situation just gives you that much more preparedness for when it does happen and less thought process has to happen and you have more authenticity for when it really does go down," said principal Cory Smith. "Every time you have an experience in the situation just gives you that much more preparedness for when it does happen and less thought process has to happen and you have more authenticity for when it really does go down," said principal Cory Smith.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Law enforcement trained Wednesday for child abduction scenarios. The Knoxville Police Department and the Knoxville Sheriff's Office along with school staff took part in an emergency response drill at Rocky Hill Elementary School this afternoon.

They focused on what to do if a child is abducted from the school. The school principal says it was a good opportunity to play out a real-life scenario.

"Every time you have an experience in the situation just gives you that much more preparedness for when it does happen and less thought process has to happen and you have more authenticity for when it really does go down," said principal Cory Smith.

Smith said the drill also gives officers the chance to get to know the campus better.

The school has held similar drills in the past including a school shooter scenario.

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