Thursday, June 19, 2008

Police Drill This Weekend in Annex

Summer starters and recent Law grads: planning to use your 24-hour building access to study in the Law Library Annex this weekend? Don't panic if you notice a lot of police officers on the scene! The Duke campus police, in conjunction with the Durham Police Department, recently announced plans for an emergency response training drill, to take place on Sunday, June 22 in the Gross Chemical Laboratory building. The drill is expected to last from 7 a.m. until approximately 11 a.m.

According to the press release, 40-50 officers will be role-playing a tactical response to a simulated threat inside the building. Although the exercise will involve the firing of paint balls and other simulated gunfire, library staff have been assured that the drill should not disrupt regular activity within the Law School or the Law Library Annex. Still, determined weekend visitors may wish to pack a pair of earplugs into their bags.