An active shooter training event will be held Monday, July 2, 2018 at Penn High School. The training exercise will simulate a shooting taking place at an event after school hours. The purpose of this safety drill is to test key Penn High School Emergency Preparedness Procedures and first responder coordination, unified command, critical decisions, communications and the integration of multi-department assets. The exercise is an evaluation and will be conducted in a no- fault atmosphere. It will provide responding agencies an opportunity to meaningfully evaluate player actions against response plans and potential for an active shooter incident during an after school hours event. The last multi-agency, full-scale training exercise held at Penn was in 2013.
P-H-M’s Director of Safety and Student Services Mike Seger has worked with St. Joseph County Police and Mishawaka Police Departments, along with several other St. Joseph County agencies for nearly a year planning this safety exercise. Participating agencies include: St. Joseph County Police, Penn Township Fire Department, Clay Fire Department, Mishawaka Police Department, Mishawaka Fire Department, St. Joseph County Emergency Management, Memorial Hospital, Elkhart General Hospital, St. Joseph Medical System, St. Joseph County 911 Center, South Bend Fire Department and Honeywell Security Group.
Please note most of Penn High School offices will be closed on Monday, July 2 due to the drill. The Bookstore and Athletics Offices will be available by phone. You can also call the Educational Services Center at (574) 259-7941 on questions that cannot wait until Tuesday, July 3. Please do not come to the high school on July 2 because of the training drill. Click here for more information on Penn Summer Hours and contact information.