By Mark Barnes
Last Wednesday night, October 23, just after 10 p.m. a stabbing was called in at Kuna High School. (see Blotter) Kuna Police and Ada County Sheriff’s Office deputies converged on the school. Officers entered the building with a K9 unit and found the stabber hiding in the library and arrested him. Apparently, a man met someone in a parking lot he connected with on Craigslist to buy something. The man got stabbed and called 911 while the attacker ran away and hid in a nearby building — in this case, Kuna High School.
Only it wasn’t real. It was all a drill.
“Bullseye” drills are surprise training events held in the field to keep officers sharp. The call goes out over the radio just like any other emergency. According the Ada County Sheriff’s Office, while officers are aware that it is a training exercise, and are issued fake blue plastic guns before entering the school, they are to treat it like it is real. Two Boise police officers assisted in the training.