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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

April 2, 2017

Northwest, local agencies conducting active shooter exercise April 8

Northwest Missouri State University, in collaboration with local law enforcement agencies, on Saturday, April 8, will host a full-scale exercise to test its response to a scenario involving an active shooter on the campus.

The drill, dubbed “FX17,” will involve multiple campus facilities and more than 200 students and 20 University employees as well as local law enforcement, medical, fire and emergency management personnel. 

“This will be a great profession-based learning experience for most of our students in journalism and mass media, emergency management, and education,” Northwest’s University Police Chief Clarence Green said. “This drill will also meet our regulatory obligations described within the Higher Education Opportunity Act and Clery Act.”

The University will conduct the exercise from about 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday. It will focus on an active shooter situation originating at Valk Center.

Northwest employees, students and community members are advised that a large number of police and emergency personnel will be on campus during this exercise, and individuals not participating in the exercise should avoid the area.

For more information, contact Lt. Mike Ceperely, Northwest’s emergency management coordinator, at or 660.562.1254.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468