Rushville Republican

News

October 18, 2013

Active shooter exercise approaches

Realistic training involves multiple departments

Following months of preparation and planning, a multi-agency training exercise will be held on the RCHS campus Wednesday. Rushville Chief of Police Craig Tucker and other organizers want to let the public know that from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday, a number of law enforcement, medical personnel and other emergency responding departments will occupy a nearly four block area near and around the high school for training purposes.

“We don’t want to alarm people. This is not a ‘real’ emergency. It is only a training exercise,” Tucker said.

The four-hour training will focus on an active shooter on the premises and will be used as a template to in the event of an actual emergency of that nature.

According to Tucker, during the training exercise, a number of streets in the area will be closed: 11th Street at Sexton Street to Lions Path, 12th Street at Harrison Street, 13th Street at Park Boulevard, Poolside Drive to Sexton and 15th Street to Sexton Street.

“Essentially, it is the same road closure that was used during the July Grand Prix kart race held locally,” Tucker said.

City, law enforcement departments and school officials want to let residents know that although the training exercise will look realistic with the presence of emergency responders, it is strictly a simulation and not a real emergency.

“We will be using radios throughout the event and each transmission will start with a phrase to the effect the ‘this is a training exercise,’” Tucker said.

During the training, organizers are asking residents to avoid the surrounding blocks in close proximity to RCHS as no one will be allowed in the sealed off area.

Although city and county law enforcement and local and county volunteer departments will all participate in the training, should an actual emergency arise, the training exercise will be stopped so departments can respond to the actual emergency.

According to EMA Director Chuck Kemper, approximately 20 agencies will be a part of the training, including personnel from the Department Indiana Homeland Security, District 6.

Contact: Frank Denzler @ 765.932.2222 x106.

1
Text Only
News
  • Briefs ObituariesMary Jane Howard, 91Nancy L. Sefton King, 76Verdia Merritt, 82Stella T. Sampson, 93Thanks!The Rushville Republican thanks the following persons for their subscription to and support of this newspaper:Ivan WooleyBettie MohrAssessor newsThe R

    August 22, 2014

  • Pendleton author releases debut fantasy novel PENDLETON — In the nationwide release of “The Keeper of Edelyndia,” the first in author Benjamin J. Denen’s trilogy, Orron and Draedon find themselves in a struggle for justice, love and faith. They also realized that they are fighting for what is tr

    August 22, 2014

  • Field Day event announced A forestry field day will be held on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 in northeastern Rush County. The event will take place at the Forgey tree plantation property located across from the Fairview Cemetery on C.R. 500 N between C.R. 700 and 800 E, Rush Count

    August 22, 2014

  • 1 fd higgins accident 082214 pic Foggy decision leads to injury accident One motorist’s decision to pass a tractor trailer on a foggy SR 3 Tuesday morning resulted in three vehicles sustaining extensive damage and two of the drivers being transported to Rush Memorial Hospital as a result of their injuries.According to inv

    August 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • nws-rv082214-ALS pic ALS Ice Bucket Challenge sweeping nation Many citizens in Rush County are participating in a challenge that is sweeping the nation.The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has taken over the United States. People of all ages are participating in the challenge which is to help raise awareness and money

    August 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 1 fd lion football 082214 pic2 Lions ready to roar into football season The 2014 Rushville Consolidated High School football team officially kicks off the season at 7 p.m. Friday, when the Lions host Milan at Hinshaw Field.This year’s team returns few seniors, a host of underclassmen and boast a new head coach Scott McMu

    August 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • Blotter Rushville Police Department8/18/149:55 a.m.: Accident reported in the 300 block of East Sixth Street.4:49 p.m.: Illegal soliciting reported in the 1200 block of Waggoner Street.4:58 p.m.: Battery reported in the 400 block of North Perkins Street.8/19

    August 22, 2014

  • nws-rv082214-homes for our troop pic Homes for Our Troops to build home in Milroy Homes for Our Troops is going to be building a new specially adapted home for wounded Army SPC Jacob Lyerla in Milroy.The Rush County community is invited to join local community members at the Groundbreaking Ceremony for SPC Lyerla at 11 a.m. on Sep

    August 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • nws rv 081914 workcamp pic Workcamp still accepting applications for repairs The Group Workcamp Foundation is still accepting applications for home repairs for the 2015 summer season.During one week in the summer of 2015, hundreds of teenagers and adults will come to Rush County to perform minor home repairs for the elderly,

    August 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • nws-rv081914-guffey guilty pic Jury convicts Arlington man of aggravated battery Following a three day trial in the Rush Circuit Court, the jury found William P. Guffey, 44, of Arlington, guilty of aggravated battery, a Class B felony, battery on a law enforcement officer, a Class D felony, resisting law enforcement, a Class D fe

    August 19, 2014 1 Photo