Local police and fire departments are exploring ways to respond to an active shooter situation.
The Madison Heights Fire Department hosted a drill at Lamphere High School on Saturday to prepare first responders and engage students.
Eight fire departments and police agencies from Oakland County created a protocol on what to do in the event of a mass casualty school shooting.
"A portion we're practicing is called rescue task force," said firefighter Kevin Powers. "It's where police come together quickly and treat them and transport them to a hospital."
Students from the high school's drama team played the victims. They say they were happy to participate out of fear it could become a reality.