“YOU HOPE YOU NEVER, EVER HAVE TO…”

Little Silver police conducted lockdown and ‘active shooter’ drills at the Point Road and Markham schools Tuesday.(Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

The scenario is terrifying: someone loose in a school with gun or rifle and bent on carnage.

No school district can assume it is immune.

On Tuesday morning, subscribers to the Two River Alert text notification system were informed that Little Silver police had conducted their mandated annual lockdown and active-shooter security drills at the Markham Place and Little Silver Point Road schools.

The operations, which call for a room-by-room sweep of each facility, involved the local police department’s six-member tactical squad, “fully geared up in protective body armor and carrying tactical weapons,” police Chief Dan Shaffery tells redbankgreen.

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