West Virginia State University will conduct a mock shelter-in-place drill at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
West Virginia State routinely has mock drills once each semester alternating between morning and evening hours.
To start the drill, the siren will sound on the State campus, followed by a brief message explaining that this is just a drill and not an emergency situation.
Upon hearing the siren, students, faculty, staff and visitors should proceed to the nearest designated shelter-in-place location. Once assembled, they will receive information on the drill and what could be expected in the event of an actual emergency.
The event will last about half an hour.The university will also activate its Wide Area Rapid Network (WARN) system, which sends alerts to students, faculty and staff via e-mail, phone or text messages.