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MCC to Close Friday Afternoon, June 20, for Public Safety Training Exercise (06/19/2014)

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BRIGHTON – Monroe Community College will close at noon on Friday, June 20, so that the College’s Brighton Campus may host a multi-agency training exercise designed to prepare emergency responders for an active threat situation on a college campus.

“As too many headlines have shown us, tragedy can strike anywhere, and too often it strikes schools, colleges and universities,” said Anne M. Kress, president of MCC. “Friday’s exercise is part of MCC’s ongoing effort to strengthen our response to emergencies on campus. While we hope never to put in practice the skills we will test on Friday, we owe it to our students, employees and the entire community to be ready. The skills and partnerships that we build through this training could determine the outcome of an active threat to our safety.”

All MCC operations at the Brighton Campus, Damon City Campus, Applied Technologies Center and the Public Safety Training Facility will close at noon. The Richard M. Guon Child Care Center on the Brighton Campus will close at 1:00 pm to accommodate parents picking up their children. Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex is not affected by the College’s closure.

More details on the training exercise will be shared later today by the Monroe County Office of Communications.

Questions regarding the College’s closing should be directed to the College’s Marketing and Community Relations Department, 585-292-3015 or Questions relating to the training exercise should be directed to Monroe County Office of Communications, 585-753-1080

    Media Contact:
    Cynthia Cooper
    Marketing and Community Relations