Marymount University to Conduct a Series of Active Shooter Drills

Marymount University will conduct a series of active shooter drills starting Thursday, Oct. 6 on its main campus, 2807 North Glebe Road.

“We want to let area residents know what’s going on so they’re not alarmed if they notice emergency vehicles on campus during these times,” said Paul Easton, Marymount’s associate director of campus safety & emergency management.

Easton said campus security will be entering select buildings and sounding air horns to simulate gunshots, and observing how students, faculty and staff make decisions to run, hide or fight under various scenarios.

“We’ll have observers in all parts of the buildings and will meet afterword for a debriefing to see how we did,” Easton said. “We’re using these drills as a test for ourselves and to see how we can better educate our community on how to stay safe.”

The drills will be conducted between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. on the following dates in designated buildings:

  • Thursday, Oct. 6, Rose Benté Lee Center
  • Wednesday, Oct. 19, Reinsch Library
  • Wednesday, Nov. 2, Gerard Offices and Lodge Offices
  • Wednesday, Nov. 9,  Ireton Hall

For more information, contact the Office of Campus Safety and Emergency Management at 703-284-1601.