ECU Conducts Drill Simulating On-Campus Gunman

East Carolina University is conducting a drill that simulates a gunman on campus so the school can evaluate its ability to cope with a shooter.

The exercise began Tuesday morning on the campus near the health sciences building, East Carolina Heart Institute and the Brody School of Medicine. ECU police, the Greenville Police Department, the Pitt County Sheriff's Office and Greenville Fire-Rescue are participating, along with ECU officials.

The school says students, faculty, staff and visitors should avoid some areas until 2 p.m. Tuesday. Those areas are: the health sciences building and parking lot to the north; the Laupus Library parking lot; and the overflow parking south of health sciences.

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  • by REM Location: ENC on Aug 3, 2011 at 01:25 PM
    Lets take a look at some facts.
  • by Retired Enlisted Marine on Aug 2, 2011 at 09:46 PM
    Civilans don't have a clue.
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      by m on Aug 3, 2011 at 05:57 AM in reply to Retired Enlisted Marine
      What would you expect for once a year training
  • by CHP Holder on Aug 2, 2011 at 07:04 AM
    If they would let CHP Holders carry on campus everyone would not be the sitting ducks they now all are with no way to defend themselves. Gun-ban zones are the perfect places for mass killings. Look at Norway! No self defense, lots of dead people.
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      by REM on Aug 2, 2011 at 07:54 AM in reply to CHP Holder
      AMEN! The right to self defense has been stripped away in this country. We are all now at the mercy of all criminals. Let's put up some more no gun signs... that will keep them out.
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        by CHP Holder on Aug 2, 2011 at 08:34 AM in reply to REM
        Like the mall, too. Hundreds of sitting ducks - no self defense allowed. Only the good guys obey the No Guns signs. You can bet there are multiple bad guys there at any one time with a gun in their waistbands or pockets.
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          by REM on Aug 2, 2011 at 11:32 AM in reply to CHP Holder
          The mall here in Greenville? You can open and conceal carry in there. There are no signs posted on the door the last 10 times I went, at least.
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      by jerry on Aug 2, 2011 at 08:19 AM in reply to CHP Holder
      Exactly. The "it can`t happen here" attitude has backfired many times. One never knows when or where a wacko will appear.
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      by Anonymous on Aug 2, 2011 at 08:33 AM in reply to CHP Holder
      I've got a better idea, if I can legally purchase and own a firearm then I should be allowed to open-carry that weapon anywhere a CHP holder can. We need more clarification on open carry laws!!! If a citizen can't be trusted to carry a firearm, that citizen should not be allowed to own a firearm, and vice-versa.
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      by bear on Aug 2, 2011 at 09:13 AM in reply to CHP Holder
      it's the medical you really think the scientists and physicians there are incapable of defending themselves? they have countless chemicals at their disposal.
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        by REM on Aug 2, 2011 at 11:33 AM in reply to bear
        you can't be serious ... ?
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      by Ryan on Aug 2, 2011 at 11:14 AM in reply to CHP Holder
      I am the Vice President of Students for Concealed Carry on Campus, ECU Chapter. Our goal is to allow everyone with a CHP to carry (concealed) while on a university campus. It's nice to know that there are others out there that also support this right. People need to understand that all these "gun free zone" laws do is create a free shooting range for anyone who wants to. Criminals don't care what the law says - thats why they are criminals.
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        by m on Aug 2, 2011 at 03:45 PM in reply to Ryan
        yeah right, just what I want to see a young punk with a hand gun. What are you going to do when a police officer shoots one of your gun carrying students, cry wolfe. How is the officer suppose to kow who is who. Don't be a victim....
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          by Matt on Aug 2, 2011 at 05:19 PM in reply to m
          You sure don't have a lot of faith in people with concealed handgun permits. Why would an officer shoot a law abiding armed citizen? Usually, campus shootings are over in a matter of minutes, LONG before police even enter the building. An armed citizen could have an opportunity to protect him/herself because they are already in the building with the shooter. And you are exactly right, I am choosing to not "be a victim" by legally carrying a firearm.
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          by Anonymous on Aug 3, 2011 at 05:59 AM in reply to m
          reply to Matt, no faith at all. just what a campus need a bunch of local yokalls, if your so concerned with the safety of that campus go somewhere else.
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          by REM on Aug 3, 2011 at 08:01 AM in reply to m
          The permit holders are trained on what to do and what not to do ... in fact, they have to qualify on the target range with HIGHER accuracy standards than BLET training!! It's a shame that you stereotype others. This isn't the wild west, and we are NOT gun slingers. Stop being ignorant.
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        by m on Aug 3, 2011 at 12:23 PM in reply to Ryan
        reply to REM, trained, are you serious. You spend how much time with the gun in a class or a day or two.. Go back and watch some more Charles Bronson movies, get a clue. Come on campus with a weapon, see who goes where.
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          by REM on Aug 3, 2011 at 01:24 PM in reply to m
          Um, no. I wouldn't come to campus with a handgun because (under current law) it's illegal. Part of my training is to know where I can and CANNOT carry. You just proved once again your biased stereotype. Self defense and preservation is a right and a privilege in a free society. Evidently you live in la-la land where with puppy dogs and unicorns. The police are NOT personal body guards! It sounds like you need a reality check with the current conditions. Shootings in Greenville almost every single day. Guess what? All of them by THUGS.
  • by Russ Location: Henderson on Aug 2, 2011 at 06:49 AM
    You would think the students would want to be involved and informed on what to do. Classes start when, in three weeks?
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      by Dark Horse on Aug 2, 2011 at 11:40 AM in reply to Russ
      It's a drill. Can you read?
  • by jerry Location: enc on Aug 2, 2011 at 05:53 AM
    They can drill all they want, but if bullets start flying, everything changes.
  • by DS1 on Aug 2, 2011 at 05:26 AM
    It's only a matter of time before this is a reality.
  • by Goober Location: enc on Aug 2, 2011 at 03:36 AM
    DRILL!!!!Why do they need a drill?, it seems this is a regular occurance around campus.

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