2019 Active Assailant Drill

JULY 2ND, 2019

Kirksville RIII Schools

This exercise is a full-scale exercise, planned for 8:00 a.m. (check-in) to 3:00 p.m., at Ray Miller Elementary School on the Campus of the Kirksville RIII School District in Kirksville, Missouri on May 30th, 2019.  Exercise play is limited to this location, and nearby satellite staging areas, in accordance with parameters specified in this document.

Although exercise play will involve law enforcement quickly resolving the active threat, this exercise is designed to more fully assess inter-agency collaboration/communication, school response, care of the injured (including warm triage) and patient transport. If the Exercise Director determines that time allows, player assignments will be shuffled and a narrowly focused second effort will assess individual component(s) of the original exercise, as recommended by Exercise Staff.

Event Flyer:

Objectives of the Exercise

Objective 1: Evaluate adequacy of the current plans and preparedness of all actively participating organizations.  
Objective 2: Evaluate local agencies’ and their response (School District, Fire, Law Enforcement, EMS, and a myriad of others as identified) ability/capability to establish initial command and coordinate on-site incident management operations during an active assailant incident.  
Objective 3: Evaluate local agencies’ and their response (School District, Fire, Law Enforcement, EMS, and a myriad of others as identified) ability/capability to establish multi-agency and multi-jurisdictional communications and interoperability during an active assailant incident.  This will include a test of the City/County EOP and NIMS familiarity of all active participants.    
Objective 4: Evaluate local agencies’ and their response (School District, Fire, Law Enforcement, EMS, and a myriad of others as identified) ability/capability to effectively triage (including warm zone), treat and transport all people in need within the affected area during an active assailant incident.  

Situational Manual

For more information on the exercise please download our Situation Manual:

Exercise Schedule

Time Personnel Activity Location
0700 Exercise management team, initial greeters, sign-in staff, staging personnel and other identified support staff Greeters and identified staff arrive and set-up sign in tables. Exercise staff arrive, sign in and check in with Exercise Director.   William Matthew Middle School
0730 All controllers, safety officers, evaluators, actors and other critical identified support staff   Registration/check in/instructions to identified staff. Exercise set-up.    
  William Matthew Middle School
0800-0845 All other participants (including observers Check in of all other participant (including observers)  Staging of all equipment and initial weapons safety check
  William Matthew Middle School
0900-0945 All Common briefing for everyone involved
  William Matthew Middle School
0945-1000 All Final positioning of all participants, including actors, controllers and evaluators. Second weapons safety check. Identified staging areas.
1000 All Exercise begins Ray Miller Elementary
1000-1200 All Phased deployment of previously staged responders/equipment and final weapons safety check (prior to actual deployment) Ray Miller Elementary. Identified staging areas.
1200-1300 All Lunch and initial scene exercise clean-up William Matthew Middle school
1300-1430 All Hot wash and sign-out   William Matthew Middle School  


All participants and volunteers are asked to register for the event:

2019 Active Assailant Drill Registration
Please note that no information from this registration form will be shared outside of the controllers of the exercise or publicly without prior authorization.
Participant’s Position for the Exercise *
Agency Address *
Agency Address
Participant Waiver Agreement *
WAIVER: I know that participating in this exercise is potentially hazardous. I should not enter unless I am medically able. I understand that the exercise will be filmed and the footage will be used for training purposes now and in the future. I also assume any and all risks associated with this event including but not limited to falls, contact with other participants and the effects of the weather including high heat and/or humidity, all such risks being known and appreciated by me. Knowing these facts, and in consideration of your accepting my entry, I hereby, for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators, or anyone else who might claim on my behalf, covenant not to sue, and waive, release and discharge Kirksville R-III School District and/or agents authorized by them for any purpose relating to this event. This release and waiver extends to all claims of every kind of nature, whatsoever, foreseen or unforeseen, known or unknown. Applications for minors are accepted only with a parent/guardian signature.
My signature/printed name attests that the information contained on this application is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge and I accept the Participant Waiver Agreement.