There will be some intense law-enforcement activity at Scripps College on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday but campus officials say it is all planned.
In the wake of the Newton Town elementary school tragedy and several other shooting incidents at campuses across the country, Los Angeles area first responders have scheduled an active shooter training exercise to at Scripps.
“This realistic, dramatic drill will engage helicopters from the Los Angeles County Fire and Sheriff’s departments, and will take place in several areas on the Scripps College campus,” officials wrote in a news release.
The drill is scheduled from 7-11 a.m. each day. Los Angeles Sheriff’s and Claremont Police personnel will sharpen tactics that protects students from a simulated active shooter on campus. Emergency responders will also practice their skills in the areas of victim removal, treatment and transport, according to the news release.
Members of several other local area fire departments, as well as role-players and local ambulance service providers will take part in the drill, officials said.