Submitted by Middlesex Community College
In partnership with the Bedford, Billerica and Lowell police departments, and NEMLEC (Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council), Middlesex will conduct an emergency management training drill simulating an “active shooter on campus” scenario on the Bedford campus. The training drill will unfold between 10 a.m. and noon on Friday, March 18.
Members of MCC’s Emergency Management Team and NEMLEC’s STARS (School Threat Assessment & Response System) Program, will be mobilized to coordinate response to the mock incident, in conjunction with more than 30 members of the public-safety community.
Approximately 50 MCC students, active in student government, and Criminal Justice and Theater clubs, have volunteered to play roles in this training drill, which will close down the Bedford campus for about two hours. (Regular college courses will not be in session, due to Spring Break).
This training drill is funded, in part, by a grant from the NEMLEC Foundation.
Since October 2015, almost 400 Middlesex faculty, staff and students have been trained in personal protection and safety in the event of an active shooter on campus.