Main Campus Prepares for Upcoming Safety Drill

The simulated active-shooter scenario will take place at Peabody Hall, pictured, on Temple University’s Main Campus.

Campus Safety Services and Emergency Medical Services have announced plans to conduct a simulated active-shooter drill on Temple University’s Main Campus. The drill will begin at approximately 8 a.m. on June 7 at Peabody Hall.

In a mass e-mail sent to students and staff, Charles Leone, Temple’s Executive Director of Public Safety, expressed the importance of being prepared in the event of a campus emergency.

“Preparedness exercises are a critical component of emergency management efforts at any college or university,” Leone says. “Through the training, as well as many other initiatives, we continuously evaluate and optimize our resources and services for the Temple community.”

During the drill, “Actors will pretend to be victims, who will be triaged outside of [Peabody Hall]. The areas reserved for the exercise will be clearly marked.”

Prior to the exercise, Campus Safety Services will send a TUalert, reminding the Temple community of the drill.

NOTE: This exercise is only a simulation. Those who are not directly involved with the event will not be required to take any action.

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