MCSO to Conduct Active Shooter Drill at Queen Creek High School on March 13
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) will conduct an active shooter drill at Queen Creek High School on Tuesday, March 13. The drill will be coordinated by MCSO Tactical Operations teams and will involve deputies, other first responders, school administrators and volunteer role players. The drill will include a staged scenario where first responders deploy after reports of an active shooter at the high school.
“We want to assure the community that we are going to be prepared for a real-life situation,” said Sheriff Paul Penzone. “There are best practices that we’ve learned and are learning from law enforcement partners in and out of Arizona that we can apply as we train. It's imperative that we train in real-life situations, with our partners so we are prepared for the worst-case scenario.”
The active shooter training will be conducted over Queen Creek High School's spring break when students and staff are not on campus. Training activities will also be taking place in the church parking lot, located at 22035 E. Ocotillo Road.
MCSO District 6 is the contracted law enforcement provider for the Town of Queen Creek. MCSO District 6 – Queen Creek is located at 20727 E. Civic Parkway. In an emergency, call 9-1-1. To reach MCSO’s non-emergency number, call 602-876-1011. For additional information about MCSO or the Town, visit QueenCreek.org. To stay updated on events and activities, follow the Town on Facebook.com/QueenCreek or Twitter.com/TOQC_official.
Constance Halonen-Wilson, Public Information Officer