Mock Shooting Staged at UCLA

Police, firefighters, and SWAT team members participated in the largest simulation of its kind.

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In what's billed as the largest security collaboration of its kind, 300 Los Angeles police officers, firefighters, FBI agents, and SWAT team members staged a huge shooting simulation at UCLA last week, the Daily Bruin reports.

More than 100 students volunteered to participate in the mock campus shooting, and the "victims" playacted their way through an evacuation, "screaming and moaning about their injuries," most splattered with fake blood. Triage was also kept as realistic as possible, with firefighters finding out the extent of the students' so-called injuries only as the situation unfolded.

"Hopefully this will serve as a model for other large universities," said the UCLA chancellor.