On October 7th, during the afternoon Teacher In-Service, the faculty and staff of PORTA CUSD #202 will participate in an “Active Shooter” Safety Drill at PORTA Jr.-Sr. High School. This drill will be in conjunction with the Menard County Sheriff’s Office, Petersburg Police Department, Petersburg Rural Fire, Petersburg Fire, and Menard County EMS.
Students are not in attendance during this Teacher Institute and we ask that you not come to PORTA Jr.-Sr. High or PORTA Central Schools that afternoon. The active shooter(s) will be armed and will be shooting blanks. The law enforcement deputies and officers will not be carrying live weapons during the drill. A Safety Officer will be present to oversee the drill. The fire departments will be blocking roadways surrounding the school for a period of time during the drill. We expect the road closures to occur between 12:45 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. and project that the closures will last for approximately one hour. People in the community will notice a great deal of law enforcement activity headed to PORTA Jr.-Sr. High and PORTA Central and we want you to be aware that this is just a drill!