WCSD to Host Active Intruder Drill at Sheffield Elementary, Middle High Schools

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The Warren County School District is staying vigilant when it comes to being safe and prepared.

On Tuesday (Aug. 24) the district is participating in a multi-agency active intruder drill at the Sheffield Elementary and Middle High Schools from noon until 7 p.m.

“The drill will focus on the responses necessary for law enforcement and other community entities that would be on-site in the event of an active intruder or mass casualty incident,” per a district release.”

There will be emergency management on site during that time performing services related to the drill mimicking real-life situations.

“Anyone in the area of the school during the drill will see a number of emergency vehicles in the area and may hear gunfire resulting from the use of simulated ammunition (Simunition) by law enforcement,” the release said. “Please do not be alarmed; these are all parts of the drill designed to mimic real-life situations that may be encountered.”

The schools will be closed to the public on the day of the drill. Anyone needing to conduct business with the school should contact the Warren County School District office at (814) 723-6900.

Questions regarding the drill should be referred to Brandon Deppen, Safety and Security Coordinator for the district, at (814) 723-6900 ext. 1041.

“Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we work with our first responder partners to better safeguard our students,” the release said.