Mock school bus crash held in Seymour

Students participated in a mock bus crash to assist emergency responders training for disasters.

SEYMOUR, Conn. (WTNH)– Dozens of Seymour first responders took part in a mock mass causality crash Friday morning at Seymour Middle School.

Emergency teams responded to a bus versus car incident to prepare emergency crews and students on how to react in the event of a disaster. Students were put in the school bus and car to make the scene look as as realistic as possible.

In recent years… Seymour has experienced several bus crashes during school hours.

“The last time we did it was in 2009 and in 2009 shortly after we had done that a drill similar to this we had an accident on the road where 17 of our kids were injured and this training definitely paid off because it definitely prepares the students for something like this,” said Rick Kearns, Security Director for the town of Seymour Schools.

School officials and first responders hope today’s drill will prepare them to handle any worst case scenario.

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