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Morrisville State and NY State Police Special Operations to conduct campus emergency drill

MORRISVILLE, NY— Morrisville State will conduct an emergency drill on campus in conjunction with the New York State Police (NYSP), New York State University Police, New York State Office of Homeland Security, Madison County Sheriff’s Department, Cazenovia Police, Hamilton Police and local emergency responders on Wednesday, May 28. This undertaking will allow all organizations to test their emergency preparedness in an economical and effective manner.

“Morrisville State College will conduct an active-shooter exercise,” said NYS University Police Chief Enrico D’Alessandro. “We consider this mock drill to be an important and essential part of the college’s emergency preparedness efforts.”

Members of the Morrisville Emergency Response Team will test their proficiency in handling an emergency and review the outcome of the drill at length. The drill will assist the NYSP and local emergency responders in gaining experience responding to an incident in a campus setting. Officers will be armed, but no live ammunition will be used.

Several areas of the campus will be used as specified locations for the drill and will be closed to visitors and the general public from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Morrisville’s Children Center, Edward R. Andrews Elementary, and Morrisville faculty, staff and students have been alerted. All local law enforcement agencies have been made aware of the exercise.

Morrisville State sets the world in motion for students. Curricula are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses. An action-oriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology. Lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs, the college was named to the 2012 President’s Higher Community Education Service Honor Roll. The college was recognized, by U.S. News and World Report, in its top tier Best Regional Colleges list and ranked second among regional colleges nationwide for outperforming its anticipated graduation rate. Visit www.morrisville.edu to experience, Morrisville in motion.