Active Shooter Barnstable Schools Senior Officials Tabletop Exercise

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The Barnstable Schools host first ever Senior Officials Tabletop Exercise on Friday April 5, 2013 at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy using an active shooter scenario.

The ability to undertake this exercise in a thoughtful, practical manner will give us an unprecedented opportunity to review policies and procedures in a non-emergency setting, said Mary Czajkowski – Barnstable Superintendent

In response to the tragic events in Newtown Connecticut, the Barnstable Police Department, the Barnstable Office of the Superintendent of Schools, and the Honorable Congressman William Keating will host a Barnstable Schools Senior Official Tabletop Exercise on Friday April 5, 2013 at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. This is a first of a kind event for the Barnstable School System.

The tabletop exercise will be a discussion-based exercise focused on a hypothetical active shooter scenario at Barnstable High School. The exercise will involve thirteen local, state and federal agencies including the Massachusetts State Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, the Barnstable District Attorney’s Office, and the Hyannis Fire Department among others.

On a pro bono basis, the Winmill Group, LLC will design and facilitate the exercise. The Winmill Group is a Washington, D.C. company, that provides strategic consultation on Homeland Security matters. The Winmill Group is utilizing a number of high profile subject matter experts for the event including the former Homeland Security Director for the City of Boston Carlo Boccia. Previous experience includes exercise design for the Presidential Inauguration, the Boston Democratic National Convention, Harvard University and most recently the 2012 Major League Baseball All Star Game.

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