Cops Swarming at Darien High School? Relax, It’s a Training Exercise for the Next Three Monday Nights

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Darien police will be conducting a training exercise at Darien High School for the next three Monday nights, from 6 to 10 p.m.

“Be advised that this is a training exercise only and is NOT based on any current or active threat to the town of Darien or the school system,” DHS principal Ellen Dunn said in a message emailed Friday afternoon to DHS staff and parents.

Dunn added, “The training will be confined to the first and second floors of the B Wing section of the high school.”

Here’s the full text of the email:

DHS staff and families,

The Darien Police Department will be conducting scenario based training at the high school during three Monday nights in March. The training will revolve around responding to an active threat inside of the school.

Be advised that this is a training exercise only and is NOT based on any current or active threat to the town of Darien or the school system.

The training will be confined to the first and second floors of the B Wing section of the high school.

Designated training areas will be clearly marked and the doors leading in and out of the B Wing will be closed and secured. Police vehicles will be parked just outside of the B Wing entrance closest to classroom B101.

Officers will be in plain clothes and will be wearing reflective vests.  At no time will anyone other than police personnel be permitted inside of this designated training area. The dates and hours of the training are listed below.

March 11, 2019 – 6 to 10 p.m.

March 18, 2019 – 6 to 10 p.m.

March 25, 2019 – 6 to 10 p.m.

Please feel free to forward any questions or concerns to Lt. Robert Shreders of the Darien Police Department’s Training Division.  Lt. Shreders can be reached during office hours (7 a.m. to 3 p.m.) at 203-662-5342 or rshreders@darienct.gov.

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