WESTLAKE, Ohio (WJW) – Westlake Police want the public to know that they will be conducting a training exercise on Wednesday and people should not be alarmed.

Officials say the exercise will take place at the former Parkside Elementary School, 24525 Hillard Blvd, on Tuesday, August 2 and Wednesday, August 3.

Residents can expect to see a large police presence and to hear a lot of shouting, even simulated gunfire.

In a statement posted on social media, the department explains the Westlake City Schools are partnering with police for this training to prepare for a critical incident.