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SJSU Holds Active Shooter Exercise

UPD officers

University Police Department officers will participate in an active shooter exercise July 25 at King Library (Christina Olivas photo).

San Jose State University would like to advise our neighbors, the public and the media that the University Police Department will hold an active shooter exercise 9 a.m. to noon July 25 inside the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Library. The library will be closed to the public until 1:30 p.m. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

The media will be able to observe the exercise from outside the library. Media parking will be provided in Lot 1. We will hold two brief press opportunities at 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at Tower Hall.

The California State University system requires each campus to hold a full-scale exercise every five years. This exercise will be a simulation designed to help employees and first responders practice responding in a coordinated fashion to an active shooter.

The San Jose Police Department, San Jose Fire Department and Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office will take part in the exercise as well as library employees. Expect to see many public safety officers and vehicles outside the library and to hear the sounds of simulated gunfire.

Please direct questions to Pat Lopes Harris, SJSU media relations, pat.harris@sjsu.edu, 408-924-1748.