Gunfire rings out in Tiverton schools during 'active shooter' drill

Police, firefighters and teachers (children were off Friday) train for the unthinkable

By Bruce Burdett
Posted 2/16/18

TIVERTON — First at the high school, later at Fort Barton Elementary, School, police cruisers and ambulances swarmed in from the perimeter Friday as the sound of gunfire rang out inside. It was only a drill ...

It was …

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