Sarpy County Hosting Mock Mass Shooting Exercise Drill on May 28
On Thursday, May 28, 2015 the Papillion-La Vista School District along with the Sarpy County law enforcement agencies, all other Sarpy County school districts, fire and rescue, emergency management, Sarpy/Cass Health department and numerous other agencies are partnering together to conduct a mass school shooting exercise drill. This drill, known as Operation First Bell, will test the Standard Response Protocol (SRP) recently developed and implemented throughout Sarpy County. This mass exercise will include over 200 role players, victims transported to the hospitals and a complete school evacuation and reunification. The entire exercise will take place at Papillion-La Vista South High School. It is important for parents and community members to be aware this is only a drill.
Sarpy County is the first and only county in Nebraska to implement the SRP. This mass exercise will be one of a kind in testing a county-wide response. Student safety is a top priority and participating in an exercise such as this allows us to be certain we are prepared if anything ever happens. If you have any questions, please contact Annette Eyman at 402-537-6200.