NASELLE, Wash. - Pacific County Law Enforcement and Emergency Medical Services are teaming up with the Naselle Grays River School District to host a “Social Violence Workshop” funded and sponsored by Region 3 Homeland Security. The workshop will be a regional event and will take place on April 3rd and 4th, 2013 at the Naselle High School campus located at 793 State Route 4 in Naselle. The district has graciously offered their facility during spring break as a location for the event.
The workshop will cover practical and educational exercises related to an “active shooter situation” at the school. In the wake of the tragic events involving active shooter situations in schools and other locations around our country, fears have been heightened within our communities. The unfortunate reality is that an active shooter situation could occur almost anywhere within any jurisdiction.
This particular workshop will produce lessons learned that will directly apply in almost any situation. The reality is that all local first responders including law enforcement and emergency medical services must work closely together if an active shooter situation happens and must take every opportunity to practice together to ensure the best possible outcome.
Representatives from other school districts and other dignitaries have been invited to observe and participate with the workshop. The entire Naselle school campus including the playground and field areas will be closed to the general public between the hours of 7:00 AM and 6:00 PM on April 3rd and 4th but media will be allowed to attend each day at 11:00 AM until 12:00 PM.