Parish, schools to host drill Wednesday, expect large law enforcement presence

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West Baton Rouge Parish

PORT ALLEN, La. (West Side Journal) – Expect a large law enforcement presence at Port Allen High School on Wednesday, April 7 for a School Planning Exercise being held by West Baton Rouge Parish Government and School Board. 

An emergency scenario will play out beginning that morning, ending with the unification of schools and a press conference at the Port Allen Community Center. The exercise will provide information and test the plans the parish and schools have developed to respond to emergency situations, said Anthony Summers, Assistant Director of WBR Homeland Security, Emergency Preparedness and 9-1-1. 

There will be no threat to students or the public, but please expect to see increased activity and law enforcement presence in the area that may cause traffic congestion. 

Tune in to the West Side Journal Facebook Page for a live look at the event on Wednesday!

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The West Side Journal, located in Port Allen, Louisiana serves as the official journal of West Baton Rouge Parish. The newspaper’s roots run deep in the West Baton Rouge community, as the earliest dates of publication reach back to the mid-1800s.

The current editor is Breanna Smith, an alumna of Louisiana State University's Manship School of Mass Communication and native of Baton Rouge. Contributing writers to the Journal are members of the West Side community.

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