MANKATO, MN- Don't be alarmed if you notice a heavy police presence Wednesday at Washington Elementary School in Mankato.

Agencies from Blue Earth, Nicollet, and Le Sueur Counties are taking part in an active shooter training at the school.

The purpose of the exercise is to ensure that new and veteran officers/emergency personnel coordinate together and are well–prepared for an active shooter situation.

Emergency responders will be at the school from 1-10 p.m. Wednesday.

- KEYC News 12