ATASCADERO — In collaboration with the Atascadero Unified School District, the Atascadero Police and Fire Departments announce an upcoming active shooter training and crisis management exercise scheduled for Tuesday, April 2, and Friday, April 5. This training initiative will take place at Atascadero High School (AHS) during the spring break period.

The primary focus of the training exercise is to enhance emergency response protocols for an active shooter incident on campus. Participants will engage in simulations designed to test and refine police and fire response plans, aiming to establish a coordinated, swift, and efficient response in the event of a crisis. While the exercise will involve the participation of some Atascadero High School staff, it will be closed to the general public. This precaution is taken to facilitate an environment conducive to effective training and preparedness.

To ensure clarity and transparency, all groups involved are proactively notifying the public and campus community about this exercise ahead of time and appreciate the understanding and cooperation of the community as safety and preparedness are prioritized through proactive training initiatives.