Mattoon School District

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For years, schools throughout Illinois have been required to hold active shooter drills. But those drills are taking on more meaning for teachers and administrators tasked with keeping children safe. 

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Mattoon Community School District 2

Mattoon police say Wednesday’s shooting at Mattoon High School was carried out by one student, who is in custody.