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Yonkers Police Stage School 'Active Shooter' Drill

Yonkers City Police helped perform an "active shooter" drill at city schools on Tuesday, Jan. 7.
Yonkers City Police helped perform an "active shooter" drill at city schools on Tuesday, Jan. 7. Photo Credit: File

YONKERS, N.Y. -- Yonkers Police performed the first-ever "Active Shooter" drill in city schools on Tuesday, Jan. 7, according to LoHud.com.

The drill began with an announcement that there was a gunman in the school, which immediately put schools into lockdown situations. Police officers, sharp shooters and K-9 units then searched the school for the "gunman," LoHud.com reported.

The drills are in response to the school shootings at Newtown, Conn. and Centennial, Colo., according to LoHud.com.

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