Nemours Children’s Clinic is partnering with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office hosted an emergency exercise simulating an armed gunman in the children’s clinic building.
By Rich Jones
Jacksonville, FL —
It was planned months before the Navy Yard shootings. An active shooter drill at Nemours Children's Clinic is scheduled from 1-3pm Thursday.
Richard Michaux, Facilities Manager at Nemours, says it's the first time they've ever trained for something like this.
"We just wanted to heighten awareness level for our associates to make sure they are more comfortable or would understand what we would need to do take care of the children, the parents, and ourselves", said Michaux.
Because they don't want to alarm patients so the drill is being held on a vacant floor.
Nemours is partnering with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office and we're told they will debrief afterward.
Specific details of the drill are not being announced.