Campus Safety Services postpones active shooter drill

A new date has not yet been determined.

UPDATE at 2:46 p.m. on April 16

Temple University has postponed its upcoming active shooter drill.

The date of the drill was postponed from its original date, April 17, due to scheduling conflicts and demands, according to a university spokesperson. A new date has not yet been determined.

The drill, once rescheduled, will take place in and around the Liacouras Center, wrote Charlie Leone, executive director of Campus Safety Services in an email to the Temple community last week. The area will be closed off to the public.

Campus Safety Services and Emergency Medical Services will test their response to an active-shooter event, caring for actors who will pretend to be victims. Anyone not involved in the simulation does not need to participate in any way. The university will issue a TUalert and the TUsiren before the drill.

The purpose of the drill is to “identify strengths and areas of improvement” in the university’s emergency preparedness, Leone wrote.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article misstated the date of the drill. The drill was postponed and the date has not been determined.

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