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KWC prepares for back to school with active shooter training

August 11, 2019 | 3:03 am

Updated August 10, 2019 | 11:14 pm

Kentucky Wesleyan College faculty and staff are participating in active shooter training Monday. | Photo by AP Imagery

With classes starting in less than three weeks, the faculty and staff at Kentucky Wesleyan College are getting prepared by participating in active shooter training.

The training, which is 1-4 p.m. Monday is hosted in conjunction with the Daviess County Sheriff’s Office and will be presented by Gen. Allen Youngman, a special deputy to the DCSO, serving as a firearms instructor and liaison to area schools for emergency preparedness.

Brad Youngman, detective with DCSO, said it’s a very similar program that we do for the city and county schools but the access and openness of colleges do require some differences in the training we provide.

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“The concept of instructing the faculty on what to do before an event and what to do if an event were to occur is very similar,” Youngman said. “We try to keep it to a few things that you should know that can almost be universally applied regardless of where you are if this type of thing were to occur”

The training will take place inside the Barnard-Jones Administration Building with instructional preparedness and dialogue prior to and following the active scenario in Rogers Hall inside the Winchester Campus Community Center.

“Kentucky Wesleyan is being proactive in taking steps to ensure the safety of our students and campus community,” said Vice President of Advancement Eddie Kenny. “We are appreciative of the support of local law enforcement and its willingness to train our faculty and staff to establish best courses of response and action to protect students and visitors in the event of an active shooter emergency.”

Those on and around campus may hear loud noises and bangs and see a number of police units in the area. Residents should know that this is a training drill and that there is no danger. Blank/training rounds and noise simulators will be used during the training.

The training scenario is meant to better prepare Kentucky Wesleyan faculty and staff in the event of an active shooter emergency on campus.

August 11, 2019 | 3:03 am

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