On Aug. 11 an active shooter drill is planned at Grand County High School (GCHS).

The day-long training exercise at GCHS involves active shooter scenarios and preparation. The training will begin at 9 a.m. and finish around 4 p.m.

Exercise participants will include the Grand County School District staff, law enforcement officers from multiple jurisdictions, Grand County and Moab City Public Works, Grand County EMS, and fire department personnel.

The public should expect to see a large law enforcement and first responder presence at GCHS. The Grand County School District said please do not be alarmed or call central dispatch to report an incident at GCHS during the drill on Aug. 11. This is a training exercise only.

The training will be the first part of a multiple training process. The initial exercise will familiarize responders with the school and provide an opportunity to solidify a collaborative response plan. Subsequent training exercises will include a full-scale scenario response as well as a reunification exercise.

The Grand County School District and public safety agencies appreciate the public’s understanding and patience as they participate in this vital emergency response training. As always, the safety of the children is their top priority. The school district asks that those with questions direct them to the school district superintendent’s office at 435-259-5317.

Active shooter training exercise scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 11