Nearly eight months after the massacre at a country music festival, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department will hold an “active assailant” drill at Shadow Ridge High School.
The “full scale” drill, which is being called “Operation Mustang,” will take place Wednesday, May 30 from 6:00 am to 1:00 pm PST and include “inert gunshots and explosions,” according to a public announcement.
While the drill is described as a “training exercise,” it is unclear as to why it is being held at a high school and will require such a heavy law enforcement presence.
According to the details listed on the LVMPD flyer, there will be a “large number of emergency vehicles” responding to the exercise, including an LVMPD helicopter.
During the drill, police plan to block off several intersections, and have asked the public to stay away from the area and to “not attempt to spectate the exercise.”
LVMPD said the high school will have 360-degree “containment” for the safety of the participants. Police have not yet mentioned who the participants will be at the high school. The school is currently out of session for the summer.
The purpose of the drill has yet to be disclosed. However, LVMPD have been on high alert since the Oct. 1 shooting when a gunman fired nearly 1,200 rounds onto a crowd of the Route 91 country music festival killing 58 and injuring nearly 800 more people.
LVMPD did not respond to requests for comment regarding the drill’s participants and why it is being held at a high school.