If you see something going on at the Humboldt State University campus today, don't worry. It's only a drill.
HSU Police and other first responders will be conducting an active shooter drill in Gist Hall from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. that will include actors, ambulances, fire engines, police vehicles and responders clad in tactical gear.
Those in the area of Gist Hall may also hear screams and loud noises.
"This will all be part of the drill and there is no need for alarm," the release from HSU states.
Counseling is available for employees and students who might be distressed by the drill.
Read the HSU release below:
Humboldt State University Police and other local first responder agencies will conduct an active shooter tactical drill in HSU’s Gist Hall today, Dec. 6, from 3:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
This is an annual training that will include actors and first responders. Anyone in the vicinity of Gist Hall may hear screams and loud noises.
Members of the public may see officers in tactical gear, ambulances, fire engines, and police vehicles. This will all be part of the drill and there is no need for alarm.
We understand that this drill could cause distress for some members of the campus community. HSU employees can access the Employee Assistance Program at no expense for up to eight counseling sessions. As always, HSU students can access CAPS for assistance at email@example.com or (707) 826-3236.
Please note: This drill is closed to the general public, including media.