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For the first time on Oct. 29, 2013, the Coast Guard and local law enforcement agencies practiced how they would respond to a shooting on the Coast Guard Academy grounds.

Published: October 29, 2013

A group of Norwich police officers approach Smith Hall at the United States Coast Guard Academy as a drill observer, back in green vest, watches the progress of an "Act of Violence" drill at the academy Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. Some 30 state, local and federal agencies participated in the drill which depicted a pair of "active shooters" in Smith and Dimick halls at the academy.

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