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Lockdown Drill at Goreville Schools

Posted May 1, 2013 by Joe Rehana in Community
Goreville water superintendent Sam Mighell, left, acting as an assailant in an Active Shooter Drill at Goreville Schools Thursday, April 25, catches several unsuspecting faculty members in a hall way at the beginning of a lockdown.

Goreville water superintendent Sam Mighell, left, acting as an assailant in an Active Shooter Drill at Goreville Schools Thursday, April 25, catches several unsuspecting faculty members in a hall way at the beginning of a lockdown.

Two men entered Goreville Schools as another roamed its parking lot and playground, each looking for “victims” as they acted as assailants in an Active Shooter Drill at Goreville Schools Thursday, April 25.

The lockdown drill was part of Goreville School’s mandatory safety drills the schools conducts throughout each year to discover areas in need of improvements and are designed to test the schools’ response system.

“The response plan worked perfectly,” Dr. Steve Webb, superintendent of Goreville Community Unit School District #1 said. “But now we have to fix the little areas that we saw were vulnerable.”

Goreville High School principal Jeri Miller said schools conduct mandatory fire drills, tornado drills and other safety drills every year for the State and this was just one of the mandated drills the Goreville Schools is required to conduct.

“Communication was excellent and the teachers did exactly what they were supposed to do, herding kids into an area where they can’t be hurt,” Webb said, adding, “I thought that it went very well.”