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Glendale, Peoria police train for active shooter at school

SWAT officers train for an active shooter scenario at Liberty High School in Peoria, Ariz. (KTAR Photo/Sandra Haros)

PHOENIX -- SWAT teams from the Peoria and Glendale Police Departments came together on Friday to train for an active shooter scenario at a high school.

"We acted as though there was an active shooting situation here at a high school, which is anyone's worst nightmare," said Amanda Jacinto, spokesperson for the Peoria Police Department. "We feel we need to be prepared because we know things like this can happen, and we've seen that in the last year."

Approximately 40 law enforcement members were involved in the training.

"Having our agencies train together ensures that not only are the teams prepared for situations that may involve a school, but that they operate together to bring about the best outcome to any situation," Peoria police said in a statement.

The drill took place at Liberty High School in Peoria.

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Sandra moved from the small border city of Yuma, Arizona to study Broadcast Journalism at Arizona State University in the late 90s. Since graduating, she's worked at several local TV stations including Univision, Fox 10 and 3TV.

Working at KTAR, has allowed her the opportunity to cover major national news events, including Presidential visits, the Tucson Tragedy and the Wallow fire.

When Sandra isn't covering breaking news or behind a microphone in the studio, she's probably at home with her best friend Mark and her two dogs, Lily and Lola.

Sandra enjoys cooking and admits to enjoying "really bad" reality T.V. She also enjoys spending quiet time at home with people she loves, playing a little poker and traveling.

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