August 15, 2022

School Safety Training Wed., Aug. 17


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August 15, 2022

Grand Ledge Public School Families,

There will be a school safety training exercise Wednesday, August 17, at Grand Ledge High School, Neff Early Childhood Center, Beagle Middle School, and nearby athletic fields.  You may have already seen the press release from the Eaton County Sheriff's Office, but if not, it follows:


The Eaton County Sheriff’s Office, the Grand Ledge Police Department, Grand Ledge Fire Department and Grand Ledge Public Schools will be conducting a full-scale Active Violence Training exercise at Grand Ledge High School on Wednesday, August 17, 2022. This is part of our continued effort to prepare and train for an effective multi-agency response to an active violence incident in the tri-county area.

The Grand Ledge High School Campus and Neff Elementary will be closed to the public from 7am-5pm. Beagle Middle School will be closed until noon. This includes all of the athletic fields at the High School and Beagle during these hours. Kent Street between Jenne Street and Green Street will be closed to the public. Those who reside on Kent Street within the closure will be able to come and go as needed. The access drive from Beagle Middle School to M-43 will be closed to anyone not participating in the event until about noon.

We are expecting a number of emergency vehicles to be in the area during the exercise. We are asking the public to avoid the area if possible and stay clear of the training sites.

Lt. Scott Brooks
Eaton County Sheriff’s Office

Grand Ledge Public Schools takes school safety seriously, and we are proud to partner with multiple first-responder agencies in this training exercise.   

Thank you for reading and for being a part of the GLPS community.

John Ellsworth

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