Deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Malibu/Lost Hills Station, including the sheriff's Malibu Search and Rescue Team and other law enforcement, trained for a worst-case "active school shooter" scenario at Topanga Elementary School in Topanga Canyon Saturday morning.
The training is part of the Sheriff's Department continuing efforts to keep deputies ready for any event in any setting involving an active shooter.
The deputies took part in a couple different training scenarios with other agencies providing deputies and rescue team members the chance to practice tactics with different equipment and procedures.
More than 30 officers and deputies cycled through several training scenarios involving armed shooting suspects with multiple adult and child victims.
These training exercises facilitate inter-agency communications and cooperation, and prepares multiple agencies who will be called upon to respond to such an event with the same end goal of stopping the incident and saving lives, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Sgt. David Katz said.