If this were an actual emergency the information would be posted on the internet.

Activity at the old Orchard Mesa Middle School over the next few weeks may look like an emergency, but it's really just police training.

Several times over the next few weeks the Grand Junction Police Department and Mesa County Sheriff's Office will be conducting training sessions at the site and they want to let the public know what's going on. They say people may hear muffled explosive sounds or simulated gunfire coming from inside the building, but it is not cause for alarm. You might notice law enforcement vehicles on the north side of the property during training times.

Anyone with concerns can go to the school district website where up-to-date information would be posted if it were an actual emergency.

The scheduled training times are as follows:

January 7 - 8am-4pm
January 13 - 8am-4pm
January 15 - 1pm-5pm
January 18 - 1pm-5pm
January 22 - 1pm-5pm
January 25 - 1pm-5pm
January 29 -1pm-5pm
February 1 - 1pm-5pm

Enter your number to get our free mobile app