High Desert SP/California Correctional Center Crisis Response Team members joined forces with other law agencies for an active shooter drill at the local high school.

High Desert SP/California Correctional Center Crisis Response Team members joined forces with other law enforcement agencies for an active shooter drill at the local high school.

CDCR employees train in two-part event at local high school

By Lt. Gregory Crowe, AA/Public Information Officer
High Desert State Prison

High Desert State Prison and California Correctional Center recently participated in an in-depth active assailant training event at the Lassen High School in Susanville.

This is the second such event for Susanville. Complete with life-like wounds and stressful situations, several prison personnel participated including HDSP/CCC Crisis Response Team, Investigative Services Unit, Institutional Gang Investigations, Reality Based Alarm Response Team, Peer Support as well as additional personnel from the prison.

They joined forces with the Susanville Police Department, California Highway Patrol, Lassen County Sherriff’s Department, EMS services,  student volunteers and several other agencies.  The event was hosted by the Susanville PD, the school resource officer and the Lassen County Emergency Preparedness Coordinator.

The event included two separate scenarios.

The second event included the Lassen County Behavioral Health, local faith-based organizations and school officials, joining in the reunification of students with their parents or guardians following a traumatic event.

“(The) activities showed the concerted effort of multiple agencies to work together to safeguard our children, educational staff and community members.  With so many tragic events occurring around the country, it is important that we stay up-to-date, vigilant and practice scenarios that will potentially save lives,” said Jason Waddell, Susanville School District superintendent, who observed the active shooter training.