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NCSU to hold emergency preparedness drill Friday afternoon

Posted January 4, 2013 8:28 a.m. EST
Updated January 4, 2013 8:30 a.m. EST

— A day after nearly 250 law enforcement officials took part in a terrorism response training drill at North Carolina Central University, officials at North Carolina State University will simulate a shooter on campus in an emergency preparedness drill of their own. 

The full-scale emergency exercise will run from 1 to 4 p.m., with much of the drill taking place in two Central Campus residence halls. 

Although classes are not in session, officials said people on Central Campus can expect delays and disruption to normal operations throughout the drill. 

Vehicles will not be allowed to access Harris lot off Dan Allen Drive or Cates Avenue between Dan Allen and Morrill drives. Outbound traffic will be allowed, and alternate parking will be available in Dan Allen Deck. 

Pedestrians will be able to access all buildings along Cates Avenue during the drill, officials said. 

At NCCU's drill Thursday, tactical teams and emergency responders from agencies across the state took part in the five-hour, full-scale operation. 

The training exercise, the largest on a University of North Carolina system campus, included actors portraying gunmen, hostages and victims in an active-shooter scenario in the center of campus and hostage negotiations in two dorms.

Since the Virginia Tech massacre in April 2007, universities across the country have held similar training scenarios.