It's not a situation any college or university ever wants to face, but one ECU will be preparing for.
ECU officials will hold a full-scale planning drill Tuesday to prepare staff and police to respond to an active shooter on campus.
Actors and the simulated use of weapons will likely be used.
The drill will take place between 7:30 AM and 2:30 PM at Green, White, Clement, Fletcher and Garrett Residence Halls, as well as Bloxton House and West End Dining Hall.
Streets surrounding those buildings may be blocked during the drill.