WEST HAVEN -- The Rocky Mountain Junior High School parking lot was filled with Weber County Sheriff's vehicles from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.
Friday was a short day at the school, with staff and students let out at 12:30 p.m. This allowed the sheriff's training to go on during the afternoon.
Deputies participated in "Active Shooter Training" at the school to stay current on their skills in the event they are called out to an incident.
Sheriff's Lt. John Morrow said school safety is on deputies' minds all the time, and the exercise gives them a chance to become familiar with the layout of this particular school while practicing their skills.
"We want to thank Rocky Mountain for letting us use their building for this training on a day like this just before Christmas and so soon after the tragedy in Connecticut," Morrow said.
Nate Taggart, the safety spokesman for the Weber County School District said, "We have a solid plan in place for all our schools, but we are going to review it and learn from this incident where we may need to implement or revise according to what the experts tell us."