by Sheila Gardner
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December 14, 2012
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Keeping vigilant for an unpredictable tragedy

Undersheriff Paul Howell said Friday that while Douglas County hasn't endured a mass shooting such as the tragedy at a Connecticut elementary school, the department is as prepared as it can be for such an unpredictable incident.

A 20-year-old gunman opened fire at the school Friday killing 20 children and six faculty and staff. He was found dead at the site, bringing the total to 27.

"From a reaction standpoint, our department would respond just like Connecticut. You send all the resources you can to deal with the aftermath, the investigation, and the notification of families," Howell said.

"It's a …

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