ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Some Albany high school students learn what it's like to handle an emergency.
The Law and Justice, Homeland Security, and Emergency Medical Services classes held an annual disaster drill.
It included a hostage situation where students acted as the SWAT team.
Organizers say the drill can help students prepare for careers as first responders.
“These students have shown an interest after high school to become a police officer firefighter and an EMT. So this is getting them the experience now to let them if this is what they want to do and if its not then we have done our job also," says Emergency Response Teacher Melinda Suber.
Teachers also say the classes give students skills they can use in their own home or neighborhood.