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Teacher files lawsuit against Helena Police Department

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GREAT FALLS -

A Helena teacher is now suing the Helena Police Department after she claims she suffered permanent hearing loss doing a mandatory active shooter training back in 2016.

According to the Helena Independent Record, Lynn Trenary, a teacher at Project for Alternative Learning, filed the complaint Wednesday and it said Trenary was about 20 feet away from an officer shooting blank ammunition while playing the role of an active shooter. She thought the officer was giving instructions and was trying to understand what he was saying when he came in and started cursing then firing his handgun. 

The complaint says she immediately experienced hearing loss following the training because she was not provided hearing protection until she requested it. She is asking for a jury trial and compensation.

We did reach out to the Helena city attorney for comment but they have not returned our calls.
 

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