Police plan shooter exercise at school

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Numerous police and firefighting units from a number of agencies will gather at Englewood High School Nov. 8 to take part in an active shooter exercise.

The exercise is designed to prepare emergency responders should a real, threatening shooter situation happen. The event begins about 8 a.m. and is scheduled to continue into the afternoon.

Englewood will coordinate the exercise that involves six law enforcement agencies, three fire departments, two hospitals, Englewood High School, Tri-County Health Department and a number of other agencies and organizations.

The exercise is not open to the public. Residents and the media are asked to avoid the area during the exercise.

Englewood has notified residents in the 3900 blocks of South Pennsylvania, South Pearl and South Washington streets to relocate their vehicles by 7 a.m. Nov 8 to avoid inconveniences or delay.

During the exercises, street closures will be in place from 6:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on East Mansfield Avenue between Logan and Clarkson streets. Also there will be closures on South Pennsylvania, South Pearl and South Washington streets between Mansfield and Nassau.