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SGTC Cordele Campus will host “active shooter” drill

CORDELE — South Georgia Technical College will be hosting an “active shooter” training drill on its Crisp County Center campus in Cordele on Friday, November 6th beginning at 8 a.m.   Individuals from the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office, Cordele Police Department, Crisp County Emergency Management Services, E911, Cordele and Crisp County Fire Department, and South Georgia Technical College officials will be participating in the exercise.
Several meetings have been held with law enforcement agencies and South Georgia Technical College faculty and staff to plan for the training drill.  The goal of the training drill is to prepare the college and community on how to respond should this type of incident occur.
All of colleges and satellite campuses within the Technical College System of Georgia are required to host an “active shooter” training drill.
“The most dangerous and threatening incident which could occur at any school is an active shooter,” said Donna Burns, Campus Safety Coordinator for the Technical College System of Georgia.  “The object of this drill is to prepare our colleges and their communities on how to respond should this type of incident occur.  My role with the Technical College System of Georgia is to help colleges be prepared to handle this type of situation if they occur.”
South Georgia Technical College Assistant to the President Don Smith hosted a meeting recently with South Georgia Tech officials and Michael Fraser of the Crisp County Sheriff’s Department to go over plans for the drill.
The group will continue to meet and plan for the upcoming drill on November 6th.