LBW holds active shooter drill

Published 10:06 am Thursday, September 19, 2019

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LBW Community College and the Andalusia Police Department jointly held an emergency “active shooter” drill on the Andalusia campus, yesterday morning.

The drill was conducted to assess the effectiveness of emergency notifications and responses from emergency responders, employees and students

Both employees and students were notified in advance of the planned drill, although students were unaware of the type of emergency until this morning.

LBWCC’s emergency response team debriefed with the Andalusia Police Department. Any recommendations for improvement will be noted and implemented.

“The safety of students and employees of LBW Community College is the most important aspect of any emergency situation,” Public information officer Renee LeMaire said. “We appreciate the cooperation of all affected students and employees, as well as the police officers involved.”

On Tuesday, Andalusia High School went on lockdown for an alleged active shooter scare. Superintendent Ted Watson said the two were not connected and the drill yesterday was not on the Andalusia City Schools campuses.

“Some confusion today as LBW held an active shooter drill and robo called all students on LBW Andalusia campus,” Watson said. “That call reached dual enrollment students and parents. Given the scare yesterday, concerns are warranted, but this was not on our campus.”