Seymour High School to have active-shooter drill

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Seymour High School plans active-shooter drill

Seymour High School will be the site of a large-scale exercise Friday morning to practice emergency response procedures.

At 8:30 a.m., the school will participate in an active-shooter drill.

The majority of the exercise will take place away from the main building and along the school’s outer perimeter, limiting the effects on students and teachers.

Indiana code requires schools to conduct one such drill each semester, said assistant principal Talmadge Reasoner.

The event is being coordinated by Jackson County Emergency Management Agency and will include the Seymour Police Department, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, the Indiana State Police, the Seymour Fire Department, Jackson County EMS and Schneck Medical Center.

Reasoner said during the event there will be many law enforcement officers and first responders on site, along with emergency vehicles and equipment.

“We wanted to prepare the community for this event as to not cause any undue stress or alarm,” Reasoner said.

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January Rutherford is a reporter for The (Seymour) Tribune. She can be reached at jrutherford@tribtown.com or 812-523-7069.