DALLAS, Ga. -- The Paulding County School District held a major safety drill Monday.
The drill was hosted to help local law enforcement agencies and school officials determine how they would handle a real-life emergency.
Staff members and 72 students from North Paulding High School participated, acting out a school shooting. Officials from EMS, the fire department and WellStar Kennestone Hospital responded to the school, just as they would if an actual shooting took place.
Participating agencies include the Paulding County Sheriff's Department, Paulding County Fire, Paulding County EMA, Dallas Police Department, Georgia State Patrol, Metro Ambulance, WellStar Paulding Hospital and Floyd County EMA.