The White County Sheriff's Department, Carmi Police Department and the Norris City Police Department will be conducting an active shooter training drill at the Norris City Annex School during the afternoon hours of Friday, October 5, 2018.

The Norris City Annex School will team up with Law Enforcement Officials to conduct the drill. School and Law Enforcement Officials have met recently to work on the details and planning for the full-scale exercise.

White County Sheriff's Department Sheriff Doug Maier reports no students will be present during any part of the drill. Teachers and administrators from the school district will participate.

Sheriff Maier reports that the goal of the exercise is for each agency to practice their respective duties and for the staff to practice the school policy and lock down protocols should an emergency situation occur that requires a response.

Law Enforcement is notifying the public in advance of the date and time of this training exercise advised Sheriff Maier. The public should not be alarmed if they see several law enforcement officers present at the school or hear calls via dispatchers on the radio frequency during this time.