SULLIVAN COUNTY, N.Y. -- Lock down drills were held across Sullivan County Thursday, in which students were taken by bus from area high schools to Sullivan County Community College.
School officials say this would be the procedure in the event of an active shooter situation.
Back in the spring, the Tri-Valley School District conducted an active shooter drill inside the school and this is the second phase of what would happen in a lockdown situation.
Superintendent Tom Palmer says the drill is well planned and important to conduct to help make students feel comfortable.
"We've had a number of shootings throughout the country and I want to make sure that our staff is prepared the best that they can to deal with any type of incoming situation that we deal with and we want to make sure that our staff is trained and our students are trained," Palmer said.
This is the first time the evacuation portion of the lockdown drill has been completed by the district.