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Pine Prairie plans active shooter drill for Thursday

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Since the continued threats to schools in Evangeline Parish, Pine Prairie High School is taking action. 

Principle Charles Johnson and his staff held an assembly Wednesday to reassure students and staff about the upcoming active shooter drill scheduled for Thursday, February 22, 2018.

According to a post on the high school's Facebook page, the assembly focused on safety procedures and protocols. Students were also informed that they have access to administrators anytime they have a concern or problem about their safety.

Pine Prairie was the target of two threats Monday evening. Tuesday, schools in Evangeline Parish were closed but opened on Wednesday after a sweep of the schools found no threats on campus. 

The school says that that Thursday's drill will be taken seriously. Officials have coordinated with the Pine Prairie Police Department, State Troopers, 911, Sheriff's Office, and Acadian Ambulance.

The post on Facebook also reminded the public that what will happen Thursday is only a drill. 

TOMORROW IS A DRILL! NO ONE NEED PANIC AS WE ARE PRACTICING WAYS TO BETTER PROTECT OUR STUDENTS!

Read more on the consequences of making threats to schools. State Police also issued a statement on what to do if someone locates a threat on social media.  

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