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Page 8 SCHOOL THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014 Meals are subject to change without notice EDMORE PUBLIC SCHOOLS (EDMORO Served Daily: Skim milk, salad bar option, whole wheat products Thurs-Thurs- B: hard boiled eggs, toast, sauce L: chicken burger, potato salad, pretzels, SaUCe Fri- B: cereal, yogurt L: pizza, green beans, sauce Men- No School Tues- B: cereal, yogurt L: tomato soup, frilled cheese, crackers, SaUCe Wed- B: French toast casserole, sauce L: corn dogs, pretzels, fruit FORDVILLE- LANKIN SCHOOL (FORDVILLE) Milk & bread are served daily. Meals are subject to change. Thurs- B: grilled cheese L: mashed potatoes, chicken patties, country gravy, green beans, fruit cups Fri- B: raised donuts, assorted cereal L: taco in bag w/toppings, fruit sauce MINTO PUBLIC SCHOOL (MINTO) Fruits, vegetables, milk, peanut butter, jelly, and bread served with all meals. Thurs- B: cereal, toast L: hard shell tacos w/fixings, retried beans Fri- B: muffins L: corn dogs, baked beans PARK RIVER AREA PUBLIC SCHOOLS (PARK RIVER) Bread, sun butter, jelly, fruit, salad bar, and milk are served daily. Thurs- B: breakfast bagels L: turkey, ham and cheese subs, potato triangles, Fri- B: blueberry pancakes, sausage L: pizza pockets, corn on cob Mon- No School Tues- B: cereal, toast L: BBQ's on a bun, beans Wed- B: omelets, toast L: taco salad w/toppings, corn VALLEY- EDINBURG K-4 (HooPLE) Fresh veggies (lettuce, broccoli, carrots, cucumbers, celery), fruit and milk served at each meal. Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches offered as an alternative to the entree. Thurs- pepperoni pizza, peas, fruit, fudge bar Fri- corn dogs, baked chips, baked beans Tues- soft shell taco w/toppings, refried beans, salsa Wed- hamburgers, potato variety, cooked carrots VALLEY-EDINBURG MIDDLE SCHOOL (CRYSTAL) Salad bar, fruit, milk served at each meal. Thurs- chicken alfredo, garlic bread sticks Fri- pepperoni pizza, jello, corn Mon- No School- Labor Day Tues- chicken bacon ranch wraps, baked beans Wed- turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, dinner roll VALLEY-EDINBURG HIGH SCHOOL (EDINBURG) Bread, milk, fruit, veggie bar, dessert, peanut butter and jelly served with all meals. Menu Not Available 2E::22-[ -/.-IE.E{-LEE. FE{-%.:/?'-" 2\\;]= = halls. Teachers had to make the hard choice to stay in their rooms, not knowing whether they could help the students just on the other side of the door. Though the guns were filled with blanks, the noise was real enough. In the first scenario, three law enforcement officers from the Walsh County Sherriff's De- partment were able to clear the halls in for- mation and apprehend the shooter without in- cident. Victims were checked and rooms cleared to be certain that there was not anoth- er shooter in play. Once they were certain that there was not an- other shooter, the scene was reset for another scenario. In the second scenario another group of law enforcement including members of both the Sherriff's Department and the Highway Pa- trol entered the building and apprehended the suspect following a shootout. Shell casings littered the floor and smoke filled the air, setting off the school's fire alarm. In some critical incident situations such as the one in Jonesboro Ark., the shooters used the fire alarm to lure students out into the open, which made it crucial that teachers follow the instructions of law enforcement until they can be clear of the situation. Once the suspect was apprehended and it was made clear that there were no other suspects; law enforcement escorted a triage team in to as- sess the victims. Each victim was painted with makeup to indicate his wounds and a list of each victim's injuries and stats were attached to his body, so that the triage team could decide who' had priority. Some were able to walk out with flesh wounds, while members of the Park Riv- er Ambulance and Park River Volunteer Fire Department were able to remove some from the scene to be taken to First Care Health Center where they would then continue the scenario, but others still, did not survive the shooting. Park River was able to do this full-scale crit- ical school incident exercise through a De- partment of Homeland Security grant. The school had to put in roughly $3,000 toward get- ring the $25,000 grant, all of which went toward the security of the school-- paying for new se- curity cameras, an electronic door locking sys- tem, and $7,100 for the training exercise. A similar exercise took place in Grafton's public school in the past. Pembina County Emergency Manager Andrew Kirking said that Park River was the second shooting scenario he had been involved with. He previously had been involved in one in Ellendale and said that another shooting scenario would be taking place in Langdon in September. The purpose of this exercise was to first as- sess the school's emergency preparedness plan and building security, and second assess the response of local law enforcement and oth- er emergency services in the area. This second objective focuses on communication and op- erational coordination among the school, the dis- patch center, and all law enforcement and first responders. As the halls emptied and the "victims" all took their seats for a final briefing, it was clear that this was a scenario that is both difficult to plan for one that no one in the Park River area ever wants to have to respond to. Ham said he thought it was good to be able to expose the staffto some of those "what its", and found that increased communication with first responders and law endorsement is a real positive. "It was kind of scary," he said explaining that you can set up scenarios but there is a lot that you cannot predict. "It was good for our staff to see some of that." Photos: Larry Bid Above: Pembina County Emergency Manager An- drew Kirking applies make- up to PRAHS senior Albert Irvine to indicate his wounds. The only students in the building for the exer- cise were the ones acting as victims, Left: In this scenario Sheriff's Deputy Ben K0thrade was injured in the confrontation with the shoot- er and had to be carried out by Richie Sherlock as Blake, Leadens covers them. Press intern shares experience from 'eerid exerdse By Emily Laaveg of The Press Editor's Note: Emily is a student at Park River Area High School. As a summer intern at the Walsh County Press she got to experience the active shooter exercise at Park River Area as a member of the media. The following is her experience during the exercise. PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Last Tuesday, I got the opportunity to go to the Park Riv- er Area School. No, it was not to start class- es early like a nerd; on the contrary, I got to observe the school shooting exercise that was going on. Being a student there, I thought that it was rather interesting to see how the school would react to that partic- ular situation. Before the mock shooting, I was kind of nervous, just because I had no idea what to expect. Thinking about some guy running around the halls shooting a gun, and maybe some kid running down the halls, desper- ately banging on doors begging to be let in; it was a rather depressing thought. After donning the Orange Vests of Safe- ty, we got to hang around and wait for every- one to be ready. One thing that I was total- ly not expecting, though, in the exercise was some of the football team showing up with lots of makeup all over that made them look like they were part of some zombie movie. After they showed up we were told to make sure that we STAY OUT OF THE WAY. We were told that if we didn't get out of the way, we would most likely get shoved to the side and yelled at if we were in the police's way. Once the exercise, began, the only thing I could really think of was "loud". I guess I have never really noticed how loud nois- es really echo in the halls at school. Because of the echoes, you could definitely hear the gunshots from the other end of the school. I can just imagine a situation where I would be in a classroom during a similar sit- uation and being able to hear the shots com- ing down the halls and not knowing if the shooter is right outside the door or some- where else in that hall. It would be really eerie for everyone in the building if that situation really played out. Hearing only gunshots and the shoot- er calling out for someone who went to e school. ''. !%'orMng from a small sch0l, everyone would probably know exactly who the person was, and their relationship to that person. After the police entered the buildi, however, they were able to take control of the situation pretty quickly. Checking all the bodies that they came into contact with arid making sure that they were okay and then finding out the number of shooters, what'e shooter looked like, where the shoo(er was in the school, and then apprehending him. After that everyone who would help get all the injured people out-- the police mak- ing sure that all areas of the school were shooter-free, the quick response people checking all the bodies and quickly figur- ing out who needed what care -- worked quickly and efficiently. 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