Mock drill prepares ICC and Tupelo police for emergencies

Tupelo police and officials with Itawamba Community College participated in a mock drill Friday morning.

Posted: Jan 18, 2019 1:27 PM
Updated: Jan 21, 2019 8:15 PM

BELDEN, Miss. (WTVA) - Tupelo police worked with Itawamba Community College Friday in a mock active shooter drill.

The drill was held from approximately 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Jan. 18, on the Belden campus.

Police participated in a mock drill on ICC's Belden campus.

This type of drill allowed police and ICC officials to test their readiness if such a situation was to ever occur.

The drill’s scenario was of a hostage-barricade situation with an active shooter.

Even though this was just a drill, officials looked at it as a way to learn and better themselves.

“The college works hard to make sure that we’re prepared for any type of emergency that arises,” said ICC President Jay Allen.

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