Long Beach State Campus

Students on the Long Beach State campus with the iconic Walter Pyramid in the background.

Long Beach State has scheduled an active shooter and mass casualty exercise from 9 to 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 9, at the University Student Union, the west campus turnaround and the north lawn of the student union. 

A release said that restricted areas will be clearly marked for the exercise. Officers will use non-lethal training ammunition that may sound like cap guns when fired. There also will be pretend victims with fake blood that will simulate injuries.

If in the area, the release prompts people to not be alarmed or call the police. 

"The purpose of this exercise is to help the University Police Department and Student Health Services stay up-to-date on training and protocol when responding to a major campus emergency situation, and to maintain in compliance with the Chancellor’s Executive Order 1056," a release said.

Executive Order 1056, a memorandum by LBSU Chancellor Charles Reed, states that "the purpose of the executive order is to maintain an emergency management program on each campus that will be activated when a hazardous condition, natural or man-made disaster reaches or has the potential for reaching proportions beyond the capacity of routine operations."

The training is not open to the public. For more information, call 562-985-4896.

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