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OSF St. Anthony Medical Center runs active shooter drill


If a gunman ever invades OSF St. Anthony Medical Center, the hospital wants its staff ready. A Rockford hospital prepares its staff in case a shooter enters the building.

OSF held an active shooter drill Monday morning. It only lasted a matter of minutes, but could potentially save staff members' lives in case they're every faced with that emergency situation. The hospital says everyone handled the drill well and even though chances are rare the scenario would ever unfold in real life, hospital staff says you can never be too prepared.

"With today's society and the way life is changing it's so important to be so prepared, it just seems more and more situations are getting closer and closer to home," said Theresa James, disaster coordinators.

OSF hopes to have several more drills in the future to make sure its staff is fully prepared.



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