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Lockdown

Procedures

  • Lockdown with warning – There is knowledge of a potential threat outside the building (e.g., environmental/hazmat, medical emergency, etc.)
  • Lockdown with intruder – The threat/intruder is inside the building.
  • Shelter-in-place provides refuge for students, faculty/staff inside a building during an emergency. Shelters should be identified in areas of the building that maximize the safety of inhabitants. Shelter-in-place is used when evacuation would put people at risk (e.g., environmental hazard, or an intruder).

Lockdown with Warning – Shelter in Place

  • Depending on the nature of an incident (e.g., environmental, or other emergency) the building administrator or emergency responder should advise instructions regarding a lockdown and/or shelter in place.
  • Seek shelter in a building as quickly as possible - shelter areas may change depending on the emergency.
  • Do not use elevators.
  • Go into a room and shut the door.
  • Close all exterior doors and windows.
  • Turn off the heating and ventilation systems if controls are available.
  • Use duct tape, a towel, or plastic to seal windows and doors and make an unbroken seal.
  • Communicate your situation to administration or emergency officials by whatever means possible.

Lockdown for Intruder – Shelter in Place

  • Depending on the nature of an incident (intruder) the building administrator or emergency responder should advise instructions regarding a lockdown and/or shelter in place.
  • Seek shelter in the nearest office or classroom.
  • Lock or barricade office, classroom – DO NOT LOCK EXTERIOR DOORS.
  • Turn off lights, close windows and pull shades.
  • Remain quiet and do not enter hallways.
  • Be prepared to ignore any fire alarm activation - the school will not be evacuated using this method. An intruder may have set the alarm off on purpose.
  • Should the fire alarm sound, do not evacuate the building unless:
    1. You have first hand knowledge that there is a fire in the building.
    2. You are in imminent danger, or
    3. You have been advised by a public safety official to evacuate the building.
  • Crouch down in areas that are out of sight from doors and windows.
  • If movement is necessary, do so quietly and as quickly as possible.
  • Remain in building until told to evacuate by the building mayor or public safety official. DO NOT respond to anyone until ALL CLEAR is announced.