GCHS hosts active shooter training Saturday

Grand County High School will be the site of an active shooter training exercise Saturday, Aug. 11. According to a press release from the school district, there will be a daylong training exercise at Grand County High School involving active shooter scenarios and preparation. The training will begin at 9 a.m. and finish around 4 p.m. Exercise participants will include Grand County School District staff, law enforcement officers from multiple jurisdictions, Grand County and Moab City Public Works, EMS, and fire department personnel.

“The public should expect to see a large law enforcement and first responder presence at GCHS. Please do not be alarmed or call central dispatch to report an incident at GCHS during the drill on Aug. 11,” said the news release. The training will be the first part of a multiple training process. The initial exercise will familiarize responders with the school and provide an opportunity to solidify a collaborative response plan. Subsequent training exercises will include a full-scale scenario response as well as a reunification exercise.

“The Grand County School District and public safety agencies appreciate the public’s understanding and patience as they participate in this vital emergency response training. As always, the safety of our children is our top priority. The district asks that those with questions direct them to the Superintendent’s office, (435) 259-5317,” said the news release.