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The Chester County District Attorney’s Office released a statement Tuesday to address resident’s concerns the county’s preparedness in the wake of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting. The statement reads: “On behalf of the Chester County District Attorney’s Office, Police Chiefs Association, and Department of Emergency Services, the response is simple: we are prepared, but hope never to be called on to use that preparation.” The four-page statement outlined the basic steps the County would take to deal with an active shooter or active threat scenario, from the monitoring and prevention of such incidents to the actual response of an officer or officers to an active shooting incident. The DA’s office also outlined what it called “common sense” suggestions to these issues. One of those was to NOT arm teachers. The statement reads: “Our law enforcement and military go through extensive and ongoing training to address active shooters; most teachers lack that training, In addition, teachers may lose or have their guns stolen, creating more danger.” The statement also asks the community to be actively involved by locking up their firearms and letting law enforcement know if they believe a friend or family member is a potential threat. For more information, and to view a training exercise where a Chester County police officer responds to a 9-1-1 call for an active shooter in a school, go to https://youtu.be/ha6eVYgcoWU