Emergency personnel will take part in three-day active violence training at Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School starting Wednesday.
The drill is meant to streamline cooperation between different entities during crisis situations, including the Riley County Police Department, Manhattan Fire Department, Riley County EMS and others.
Training staff worked with the Manhattan-Ogden school district to secure the training site and plan the exercise, which will be closed to the public. Officials said there is no danger to the public.
Michele Jones, USD 383 director of communications and school safety, said in a statement that some teachers and building staff will be watching and participating in the training, so they can understand how agencies coordinate during an emergency response.
“USD 383 is grateful that our community emergency response partners are willing to train in our school buildings,” Jones said. “This training benefits everyone involved and will especially benefit the students of USD 383 if a real-life situation would ever occur.”