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Major drill rescues terror-attack victims

Dripping with pain, the anguished cries of the injured rang out across the site of the disaster drill on Seaway Road. “Heeelp. Help me. Pleeeeze, help me,” rasped 13-year-old Blake Harris, a volunteer victim spattered with fake blood and sporting a deep, but fake, wound on his arm. Harris and other bloody Boy Scouts from Troop 210 in Ocean Springs volunteered to miss a day of school and participate in Lifesaver 2004, a major Homeland Security drill that brought about 500 police, firefighters and military workers to practice rescuing victims of a terrorist attack involving nerve agents. The drill simulated a company picnic hit by a suicide bomber who blew up a car and released a nerve agent. The writhing Harris paused long enough to admit he was having fun and returned to his anguished, Oscar-winning moans. Full Story

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