Valdosta State University Holds ‘Active Shooter’ Drill on Friday, May 23

| May 21, 2014

West-Hall-Side-ShotVALDOSTA, GA – Valdosta State University will conduct an on-campus “active shooter” drill on Friday, May 23. The exercise is being coordinated by VSU’s office of Environmental and Occupational Safety and Lowndes County Emergency Management.  The drill will include law enforcement personnel from VSU Police, Valdosta City Police, and Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office.

A notification when the drill begins will be sent to VSU faculty, staff, and students via the Campus Alert System. At the conclusion of the drill, a second notification issuing an “all clear” will also be sent to faculty, staff and students via the Campus Alert System. In addition, notification about the drill will be placed on the VSU website (www.valdosta.edu) and distributed on the university’s primary social media accounts.

The VSU Campus Alert System uses telephone numbers (voice and SMS/text) that have been entered in the Banner (students) and ADP (faculty and staff) systems. All VSU email addresses (@valdosta.edu) are included in VSU emergency alerts.  For more information, visit the Campus Alert System website: http://www.valdosta.edu/administration/communications/alert/

Information regarding emergency preparedness is available on the office of Environmental and Occupational website: http://www.valdosta.edu/administration/finance-admin/safety/emergency-preparedness.php

Specific information and instructions for dealing with an active shooter/intruder are also available on the website: http://www.valdosta.edu/student/emergency/documents/app-active-shooter.pdf

Source: Valdosta State University

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  1. S. Anderson says:

    Holding an Active Shooter Drill on the last day of local schools? Brilliant. Statistically the one day when a disturbed individual(s) may decide to act out and a lot of resources will be at practice.