Albion schools hosting large-scale active shooter response drill on March 12

Posted 22 February 2019 at 5:08 pm

Press Release, Albion Police Department

(Editor’s Note: This article was updated after the initial report had the the wrong date for the drill.)

ALBION – The Albion Police Department will be holding an active shooter/emergency response drill on Tuesday, March 12, at the Albion school district campus.

The drill will involve multiple local law enforcement, EMS and fire service agencies, as well as participation and assistance from state and federal agencies.

The drill will begin around 9 a.m. and is scheduled to last until approximately 2 p.m. During the drill, Route 31 will be closed from Route 98 to Clarendon Street. Residents who live in the area will be allowed to access residences on Route 31 during the drill if necessary.

School operations will be cancelled in each Albion school, however, about 200 school district staff members will be participating in the drill, simulating various roles within the school to allow for a realistic emergency response environment.

An active shooter is an individual actively engaging in life-threatening violence to persons in a confined and populated area. This drill will be one of the largest drills ever conducted in Orleans County and will allow the Albion Police Department and participating agencies to test and evaluate response times, organization and overall readiness for an emergency situation.

The Albion Police Department requests that the area of the Albion school district campuses be avoided during the drill so that it can be conducted as safely and effectively as possible.

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