May 20, 2014

Thressea Boyd
Director of Communications

Valdosta State University active shooter drill in progress drill on Friday, May 23

Update 12:00 p.m. May 23, 2014

All clear has been issued and active shooter drill is completed.

Update May 23, 2014 at 10 a.m.

Valdosta State University’s active shooter drill is now in progress and includes Student Union and West Hall areas. THIS IS A DRILL.  Follow the instructions of police and emergency personnel. More information: www.valdosta.edu

The DRILL is being coordinated by VSU’s office of Environmental and Occupational Safety and Lowndes County Emergency Management.  The drill will include law enforcement personnel from VSU Police, Valdosta City Police, and Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office.

A second notification will be sent on VSU’s Campus Alert issuing an “all clear” when the drill is completed.

Follow, VSU’s Campus Alert on Twitter @Vstatealert. 

Posted May 20, 2014

VALDOSTA--Valdosta State University will conduct an on-campus “active shooter” drill on Friday, May 23. The exercise is being coordinated by VSU’s office of Environmental and Occupational Safety and Lowndes County Emergency Management.  The drill will include law enforcement personnel from VSU Police, Valdosta City Police, and Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office.
  
A notification when the drill begins will be sent to VSU faculty, staff, and students via the Campus Alert System. At the conclusion of the drill, a second notification issuing an “all clear” will also be sent to faculty, staff and students via the Campus Alert System.  In addition, notification about the drill will be placed on the VSU website (www.valdosta.edu) and distributed on the university’s primary social media accounts.
  
The VSU Campus Alert System uses telephone numbers (voice and SMS/text) that have been entered in the Banner (students) and ADP (faculty and staff) systems. All VSU email addresses (@valdosta.edu) are included in VSU emergency alerts.  For more information, visit the Campus Alert System website: http://www.valdosta.edu/administration/communications/alert/
 
Information regarding emergency preparedness is available on the office of Environmental and Occupational website: http://www.valdosta.edu/administration/finance-admin/safety/emergency-preparedness.php
 
Specific information and instructions for dealing with an active shooter/intruder are also available on the website: http://www.valdosta.edu/student/emergency/documents/app-active-shooter.pdf