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LSU holding active shooter response exercise on campus Friday

3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago Thursday, August 22 2019 Aug 22, 2019 August 22, 2019 5:09 PM August 22, 2019 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - LSU is conducting emergency response training at the UREC Friday, just days after a false alarm forced a classroom building on campus to go into lockdown.

A news release sent out to students Thursday says the drill will last from 9:30 to 11 a.m. and will specifically focus on active shooter preparedness. The UREC will be closed from 8 a.m. to noon because of the exercise.

The university says the practice will entail a large police presence and firing blank rounds from a firearm. This is part of the drill and not a cause for concern.

LSUPD officers will be posted on the perimeter of the UREC, and no one will be permitted to enter unless they are a part of the drill. 

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