Emergency officials in Geneva County want to inform residents about a training exercise this weekend.
Beginning at 9 o'clock Saturday morning at Geneva High School, more than a dozen agencies will be involved.
The mock drill will involve a mentally deranged gunman who takes a student hostage.
Geneva Co. EMA Director Margaret Mixon said, “We’ve had incidents of school shootings. They were in bigger towns and cities, but they have also taken place in smaller towns. No one is completely safe. Unfortunately we are susceptible."
If Geneva County residents hear police scanner reports of the hostage situation, they need to remember it's only an exercise drill.