Coker College tests emergency response plans with active shooter drill

WPDE/Coker College worked with first responders to run an active shooter drill Wed., March 9.

Coker College officials worked with first responders and police in a drill today to make sure its emergency response plans will work in an active shooter situation.

They ran several different scenarios.

The school's vice president said it's important to be prepared.

"Given the occurrences that we've seen at other college campuses across the nation, we found it really important to test our emergency response procedures," said Brianna Douglas, vice president for administration. "The safety of our students, faculty and staff is most important to us."

Coker College recently overhauled its emergency operations plan and increased training for staff.

There are emergency guides in every building on campus.

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