Monroe Police Emergency Operations Coordinator Lt. Doug Tarver met with Monroe City School officials Wednesday in regards to future emergency drills and response to critical incidents at all city schools.
The meeting was described as well received and officials were extremely cooperative in regards to working with Monroe Police to coordinate all future drills and emergency responses to insure public and school safety.
This morning Carroll High School conducted a Lockdown Drill to test campus security for its employees and students.
As a result of this drill, several students contacted parents via cell phones and told the parents an intruder was on the campus.
Monroe Police was subsequently contacted by these parents and advised of the alleged intruder alert.
Monroe Police responded immediately and treated the incident as an actual threat to the school.
Within minutes officers were able to determine the incident was a drill.
At no time during this incident was there an actual threat to the campus or students and no one was injured in this incident.
Monroe Police Emergency Coordinators will be contacting the school to insure better coordination between agencies for future drills.