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Marietta High School to host Active Shooter Exercise


Contact: Marietta City Schools Public Relations Department
770-422-3500 ext. 282
Release July 17, 2014

Marietta High School to host

Active Shooter Exercise

Partnership with the Marietta Police Department

Marietta, GA- Marietta High School (MHS) to host Marietta Police Department’s (MPD) Active Shooter Exercise on Friday, July 18, 2014 from 7:00 am -10:00 am.  Members from Marietta Police and Fire Departments, Cobb 911, MHS, and Metro Ambulance will participate in the event. The purpose is to provide experience for successfully handling an active threat by ensuring the safety of students, faculty, and staff.  
In preparation for the exercise, the MPD conducted a large scale, tabletop active shooter training, Thursday, May 29, 2014, at MHS to determine the response procedures of each department in handling several fictitious scenarios. This Friday will be the culmination of that tabletop exercise and will allow first responders and school staff to put their training to the test. The goal is to stop all threats, to evaluate and treat “wounded” individuals, and to establish a command post that would require all departments involved to work together for a common cause of saving lives.  
“I am so appreciative of the tremendous partnership Marietta High School enjoys with the public safety and emergency response professionals who work within the city of Marietta,” said Leigh Colburn, MHS Principal. “As principal, as a parent and as a community member, I want to specifically thank the Marietta Police Department for their leadership and initiative in creating this opportunity.  I realize we are truly fortunate to have so many knowledgeable individuals coming together to increase our collective capacity to respond in a crisis situation and, at the same time, work together to better safeguard our students.”