Husson Students Team With Army National Guard In Domestic Terrorism Drill
Criminal justice students at Husson University participated in a full-scale weapons of mass destruction exercise on Tuesday night. The university partnered with the Army National Guard’s 11th Civil Support Team from Waterville. They brought their entire convoy and equipment for 14 of the Bangor and South Portland students to investigate a suspicious substance in a vehicle. Students were each partnered with a soldier, an experience they say was very exciting. “Any kind of drill like this, there’s a lot of urgency that first happens because there’s a lot of excitement when we first find out where we’re going and what we’re doing. Its very energizing and I think it slows down quite a bit as we kind of develop the situation, its more of a patient chess game than a rapid football game,” said Major Darryl Lyons of the Army National Guard. Husson University has provided their criminal justice students with a number of experiential learning opportunities recently.In September they simulated a bar fight and had students handle dissolving the violent situation.They also recently had instruction in techniques for responding to pharmacy robberies.