Countering an Active Threat, or Active Shooter Threat, which we could face would be a challenge. The Appling County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with the Appling County Board of Education, State of Georgia SWAT Team, Emergency Medical Services, Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources, and GEMA/Homeland Security will be conducting and participating in the Active Threat Plan for Appling County.
The plan has been devised so that agencies will lend support in an orderly manner and maintain law and order in time of a crisis. Training for this plan will take place beginning July 25, 26, 27, and 28, 2022. Classroom sessions will be in the mornings at the Appling County Sheriff’s Office. Actual Active Threat live training scenarios will be performed at the high school by representatives from the above-named agencies in the afternoons. These scenarios will include audible alarms, blank gunfire, and heavy presence of law enforcement at the high school during training hours.
Remember, this is a DRILL and only a DRILL in preparation for any potential Active Threat in the Appling County School System.