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NCCU Police to Conduct Terrorist Training Exercise

Full Scale Terrorist Attack Training Exercise Scheduled


On Wednesday, May 17, NCCU will host Operation Eagle Rise, a full scale terrorist attack training exercise from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This full-scale emergency exercise will include actors portraying individuals with guns, hostages and victims. Emergency vehicles and equipment and public safety personnel from across the Triangle region will be on campus. This exercise will test the capabilities and preparedness of the NCCU Police, the emergency management group and the emergency response team.
What to expect: At approximately 9 a.m., the sound of a simulated bomb will occur and emergency personnel will respond to the event. The outdoor notification siren will deliver an emergency message, clearly stating that this is a test. A simulated campus lockdown will be lifted 20 minutes after the first siren goes off. During the exercise, the campus will remain open for students, faculty and staff and visitors, however certain areas will be restricted. A map of the areas to avoid is attached.

Faculty and staff who are signed up for the Eagle Alert System will receive a text message, voicemail and email.


The following buildings/ campus areas will be restricted beginning at 8 a.m.: 

  • Nelson Street
  • Miller-Morgan Building


The following parking lot will be closed until 5 p.m.:

  • Nelson St. Parking Lot  

At the conclusion of the exercise, the outdoor notification siren will deliver an “all clear” message.  The outdoor siren will include a loud tone and the following message: “This is a test: Attention, all clear, all clear. NCCU Police have issued an all clear. Resume regular activities.”  
For more information, contact Sgt. Robert McLaughlin at 919-530-5325 or rmclaug7@NCCU.EDU.

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