PORTA CUSD #202 To Hold Active Shooter Drill On Friday, October 6, 2023
On October 6th, during the afternoon Teacher In-Service, the faculty and staff of PORTA CUSD #202 will participate in an “Active Shooter” Safety Drill at Petersburg Elementary School. This drill will be in conjunction with the Menard County Sheriff’s Office, Petersburg Police Department, Petersburg Rural Fire, Petersburg Fire, and Menard County EMS.
Students are not in attendance during this Teacher Institute and we ask that you not come to the elementary school that afternoon. The active shooter(s) will be armed with track starter guns or shotguns and will be shooting blanks. The law enforcement deputies and officers will not be carrying live weapons during the drill. A Safety Officer will be present to oversee the drill. The fire departments may be blocking roadways surrounding the school (Monroe St, 11th St, and Madison St. around the perimeter of the school) for a period of time during the drill. We expect the extra emergency personnel presence to occur between 12:45 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. People in the community will notice a great deal of law enforcement activity headed to the elementary school and we encourage you to stay away from the area. Again, we remind you that this is just a drill!