Friday's Emergency Drill at Sheridan College: "Practicing is Important"

Friday's Emergency Drill at Sheridan College: "Practicing is Important" (Stock photo)
Friday's Emergency Drill at Sheridan College: "Practicing is Important" (Stock photo)

Local city and county law enforcement held an emergency management drill Friday morning at Sheridan College. Northern Wyoming Community College District Police Chief, Jason Vela, says the drill focused on a scenario involving a barricaded suspect - all to test procedures and response times to this type of crisis.

Vela says the drill began at 9:15 a.m. Friday, with a call to 911 - then to participating authorities. The crisis management team at Sheridan College soon evacuated the building where the drill took place and put other campus buildings on lock-down.

Students were alerted to the drill via the campus's overhead audio system, but administrators say they want to look into additional ways to communicate with students during a crisis. And by 9:42 a.m, the drill had run its course.

School Resource Officer with the Sheridan Police Department, Dan White, says drills like these help control the inevitable chaos that takes place during a crisis.

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