Training Exercise Mistaken as Real Situation

An active shooter training exercise in Winnebago County sent the internet into a spiral on Monday – after someone reported practice calls on the scanner as the real thing. The Sheriff’s Office was holding weapons qualification training at Fox Valley Tech, with the added scenario for teaching deputies how to respond. Before the Sheriff’s Office could take to Facebook – wrong information was already spreading. Sheriff John Matz says social media is not a good spot to get daily information – and that people should check sources before becoming part of the problem.