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Lockdown

LOCKDOWN is implemented when the threat of violence or gunfire is identified. During LOCKDOWN, students and staff are to remain in designated lockdown locations at all times. Do not evacuate until room is cleared by law enforcement or an ALL CLEAR signal is given by site administration. This response is considered appropriate for, but not limited to, the following types of emergencies:
  • Gunfire
  • Threat of extreme violence outside the classroom
  • Imminent danger in the surrounding community

Lockdown requires closing and locking doors immediately after which no one is allowed to enter or exit.

Lockdown:
  • Is a response to an immediate danger; it is NOT preceded by any warning
  • Demands quick action; an active shooter can fire one round per second
  • Requires common sense thinking under duress; do what must be done to best ensure survival of both students and staff
  • Requires ALL exterior doors are locked
  • Is intended to preventintruders from entering occupied areas of the building
  • Dictates that, once room is secured, no one is allowed to enter or exit under any circumstances until room is cleared by law enforcement or ALL CLEAR is issued by site administrator
  • Requires that alternate strategies be in place for anyone who is locked out of a secured classroom or office
More information on LOCKDOWN procedures.