Friday, members of the New York State Police assigned to the Fonda station presented gifts to students at the Fonda-Fultonville High School who volunteered to act as role players in an active shooter training.
Police say the participation of the students was an important component of the training, as it helped provide a true simulation of a real incident occurring at a high school.
Captain Douglas Keyer, Troop G Zone 3 Commander, stated "The New York State Police are working closely with school administrators to ensure we are prepared for incidents such as an active shooter in a school. I would like to thank Principal David Halloran for allowing us to utilize his facility. I would also like to thank the student volunteers, who gave up their own personal time to work with us."