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The 12 participants, many former police and military officers, used modified guns loaded with non-lethal paint pellets for the simulation at King 33 on Aircraft Road.
The purpose was to study whether an armed teachers or guards could make a difference in a school shooting like the one that happened on Dec. 14 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.
After the first scenario, Farago was only able to give a snapshot of the data. He said an armed teacher can have a positive effect in a shooting, but said data had to go through scientific rigor before anything could be determined.
In January 1989, Patrick Purdy, 26, stepped onto the grounds of Cleveland Elementary School and raked the school yard with at least 106 bullets from an AK-47 rifle. He killed five children, ages 6 to 9, and one teacher and injured 29 other students, before fatally shooting himself.