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Emergency responders in McDowell County practiced for a real emergency Friday with a mock disaster drill.

The scenario in the drill was a truck with a meth lab in the back colliding with a school bus.

Responders practiced doing their jobs while being overcome with the fumes from the lab as well as having to deal with the reactions from students.

The practice drill lasted two hours.

Later, emergency crews plan to meet and discuss the drill, going over what was done right and what was done wrong.

Students from a Criminal Justice class at River View High School played the victims in the scenario.

Organizers say the drill gave them a unique perspective on how law enforcement operates in emergency situations.

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