Police training starts at I.J. Holton at 1 p.m.
Published 7:49 am Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Don’t be alarmed when local police and emergency officials converge on I.J. Holton Intermediate School around 1 p.m.
It’s just a drill.
With Austin schools on spring break, emergency service organizations will hold active shooter training at the school.
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More than 50 emergency responders will use the school to prepare for an emergency situation in a public building. Employees will be from Austin Police and Fire Departments, Mower County Sheriff’s Department, Emergency Medical Services and neighboring law enforcement agencies.
The training will run from 1 to 5 p.m. Neighbors can expect to see a lot of emergency vehicles and activity inside and outside the building. This is a closed training and no one other than the emergency personnel will be allowed inside the building.