“Someone is in our school. I think there are two. They are shooting. Please help us!” cried Georgia Nichols, Windham Elementary School secretary as she frantically requested help from a 9-1-1 operator. It was all part of an active shooter exercise Daleville police leaders held to better train and evaluate its officers and their response to a shooting crisis. “Be prepared for the worst and praying for the best,” said Daleville Public Safety Director Harvey Mathis. “With recent school shootings on campuses, our citizens need to know we are ready to respond and will do what needs to be done to protect them.” This is the third such drill for the police department, but only the second time the drill has involved the schools. In previous exercises the department drilled at the high school and with the Army at Cairns Field.