Lakeville Area Public Schools, Lakeville Police Department to hold emergency response training Aug. 17

Lakeville Area Public Schools and the Lakeville Police Department will hold a training session for new staff members that covers school staff response to a hostile event.


Lakeville Area Public Schools and the Lakeville Police Department have partnered over the last several years to develop training and build skills build skills to prepare school staff for a best practices response to a critical incident. Lakeville Area Public Schools’ students and staff are its greatest assets, and the training is intended to provide the knowledge and experience to keep our schools safe.


The training will take place from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Lakeville South High School auditorium, 21135 Jacquard Ave., Lakeville. It will be held in conjunction with new teacher orientation for the 2017-2018 school year. The training is voluntary for staff members who began working for the district before the upcoming school year.


Between 2000 and 2013, there have been 160 active shooter incidents in the United States, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. During that period, 557 people have been wounded and 486 people have been killed. A number of those incidents took place at schools.


During the training, the public should expect to see police presence at Lakeville South High School. Visitors to the building will see police yellow tape indicating the drill is in progress. Those inside the building during the live scenario may hear the sound of a shotgun and handgun firing blanks.

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