Georgetown Police train for active school shooter

Georgetown law enforcement will be training for school shootings this week and early next week at an area high school.

The Georgetown County Sheriff's Office and the Georgetown County School District will be conducting active school shooter trainings on Thursday and Friday, August 7 and 8, as well as Monday and Tuesday, August 11 and 12, according to a news release.

The training will take place at Waccamaw High School and will involve school resource officers, the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, the Georgetown Police Department and the Pawleys Island Police Department.

"It is unfortunate that this type of training is necessary," said Dr. Randy Dozier, the Superintendent of the Georgetown County School District, "but we are pleased to work with the Sheriff's Office and SLED to provide the best possible training for the law enforcement officers who protect our schools."

Georgetown County Sheriff Lane Cribb said officers "train for the worst, but are always hopeful for the best when it comes to our children."