College to use outdoor emergency alert system for upcoming campus lockdown drill

Hesston College will engage in a Campus Lockdown Drill as part of the college’s ongoing emergency preparedness efforts.

For this drill, the college’s carillon outdoor sound system will be utilized for the first time as an outdoor emergency alert. The carillon system will broadcast a verbal warning about the emergency situation instead of the usual bell chimes.

The Hesston College Campus Lockdown Drill will take place at 4:15 p.m., Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. The carillon outdoor emergency alert will sound simultaneously.

Hesston College’s Crisis Management team has authorized the drill, and Hesston Police are aware of the drill.