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Emergency Drill Notice Live Emergency Drill to Take Place on W&L’s Campus August 21

On Tuesday, August 21, Washington and Lee University, in conjunction with the Lexington Police Department, the Rockbridge County Sheriff’s Office, Lexington Fire & Rescue, and the Rockbridge County Department of Fire, EMS, and Emergency Management, will conduct a live emergency drill on Washington and Lee’s campus. The drill, which is part of W&L’s ongoing emergency preparedness program, is intended to simulate an emergency situation on campus, providing the university and local first responders an opportunity to both practice and evaluate their response to a campus emergency.

For an extended period on Tuesday morning, city and county residents may notice an increased presence of law enforcement officials and emergency vehicles in the area. In addition, nearby residents may also hear sounds related to the drill, such as simulated gunfire. If possible, please avoid visiting campus during this time. Questions or concerns should be directed to W&L’s Office of Public Safety at 458-8999.