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Mock Emergency Crisis Drill at WKCTC September 7

PADUCAH, KY (September 2, 2016) West Kentucky Community and Technical College has scheduled a full-scale mock crisis drill for Wednesday, September 7on its Paducah campus. This is only an exercise.

The drill will include a mock crisis scenario and a simulated response from police, local emergency management, EMS and other agencies from McCracken County. During the exercise, the college will be on lockdown and college entrances will be blocked for at least two hours between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

WKCTC Security and Safety Operations Manager David Wallace said like the fire drills conducted at WKCTC, this mock shooter drill is a proactive exercise for students and employees to rehearse the proper and safest response to an emergency.

We are very fortunate and grateful to have the Paducah Police Department and Paducah Fire Department playing a large role in this drill to provide a more realistic experience, which is beneficial to everyone who will be a part of the drill, said Wallace.

No live ammunition will be used during the mock exercise. Only simunition, or simulated ammunition will be used.