Lockdown Drills at the Child’s School

 

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The purpose of a school lockdown drill is to protect the children and adults in the building from a potential emergency such as the presence of a school shooter. As with fire drills and other safety programs, the hope is to acclimate students and teachers to a procedure that they will be able to follow quickly, effectively, and safely. In general, though, school lockdown drills involve teaching children and adults how to barricade themselves in classrooms and hide from an armed and violent intruder.

States that have laws mandating lockdown drills in schools, such as Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas, and New Jersey, require schools to conduct a set number of lockdown and/or evacuation drills a year. To protect students in the event of an actual school shooting, schools hold lockdown or active shooter drills, where children learn to barricade themselves inside classrooms or crouch atop toilet. A lockdown drill is aimed specifically at protecting them from an active school shooter. Involves several steps.

Most fire alarm and evacuation drills aim at getting children out of the building. A lockdown drill keeps teachers and students inside the building until law enforcement arrives. Oregon law requires schools to have lockdown drills, but it’s up to districts how to conduct them. In Oregon and around the country, some schools have turned to scarily realistic drills, involving firing blank shots to simulate gunfire, masked intruders with plastic pellet guns, and students wounded with fake blood. As a pre-k child, he has never been in any structured environment so everything is new and scary at times.

Now when he does a school drill he can say, “Oh, I do these at home too!” Talk to Your Child’s Teacher. Find out what the game plan is. Go over the steps with your kids.

Throw it in with the other practice questions you give them. The Clark County School District tells 13 Action News: each school does five lockdown drills throughout the school year, not including additional fire and earthquake drills. It’s up to each. Lockdown drills are means of practicing preparedness in a business in the event of an intruder or criminal act. Generally an announcement is given that the building is going on an immediate lockdown.

At that point, all occupants present at the time of the drill go to a room and lock all doors and windows tight. All New Jersey schools are required by law to have one fire drill a month and one school security drill—which often takes the form of a lockdown. Lockdowns, of course, are designed to secure a school and protect students, but they can produce anxiety, stress and trauma in some students and even in some staff members. The safety and health of your child at school depends on access to care, diabetes supplies and equipment. horrific event of a school emergency or lockdown. Practice emergency drills are becoming the norm in schools.

It is important to include a lockdown/emergency provision in your child’s Section 504 Plan or Individualized Education.

List of related literature:

Lockdown drills involve securing the classroom(s) or building by locking the doors and requiring students to stay inside, rather than exiting the building as in a fire drill.

“Crisis Management in the New Strategy Landscape” by William Crandall, John A. Parnell, John E. Spillan
from Crisis Management in the New Strategy Landscape
by William Crandall, John A. Parnell, John E. Spillan
SAGE Publications, 2009

School-age children need to learn about exit drills in the home and dialing 9-1-1.

“Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills” by International Association of Fire Chiefs
from Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills
by International Association of Fire Chiefs
Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC, 2004

If possible, warn the student about practice drills beforehand, give families and students the option to opt out, and reassure the student that the school is one of the safest places to be.

“Supporting and Educating Traumatized Students: A Guide for School-Based Professionals” by Eric Rossen
from Supporting and Educating Traumatized Students: A Guide for School-Based Professionals
by Eric Rossen
Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 2020

The most popular drill seems to be a classroom lockdown, instead of exiting immediately from the classrooms and going outside.

“Handbook of Research on Mass Shootings and Multiple Victim Violence” by Crews, Gordon A.
from Handbook of Research on Mass Shootings and Multiple Victim Violence
by Crews, Gordon A.
IGI Global, 2019

The fathers were agreeing amongst themselves to take shifts “guarding” the school during the day… lucky for my cousin, the school is in a residential area and the majority of the students’ parents live nearby—the whole area keeps an eye on the kids.

“Baghdad Burning: Girl Blog from Iraq” by Alia Mamdouh, ʻĀliyah Mamdūḥ, Riverbend, Ahdaf Soueif, Hélène Cixous, Peter Theroux, James Ridgeway, F. A. Haidar
from Baghdad Burning: Girl Blog from Iraq
by Alia Mamdouh, ʻĀliyah Mamdūḥ, et. al.
Feminist Press at the City University of New York, 2005

As in any public school in America, practice lock-down drills were now becoming as required as the fire drills of the past.

“Ethical Leadership and Decision Making in Education: Applying Theoretical Perspectives to Complex Dilemmas” by Joan Poliner Shapiro, Jacqueline A. Stefkovich
from Ethical Leadership and Decision Making in Education: Applying Theoretical Perspectives to Complex Dilemmas
by Joan Poliner Shapiro, Jacqueline A. Stefkovich
Taylor & Francis, 2016

Of course, switch up the drill so that the parents get a chance to attack while the kids assume the defensive role.

“Coaching Volleyball For Dummies” by The National Alliance For Youth Sports
from Coaching Volleyball For Dummies
by The National Alliance For Youth Sports
Wiley, 2009

Many heightened security-employing metal detectors, surveillance cameras, and even armed guards—to try to protect the school setting from the latest threat.

“Extreme Killing: Understanding Serial and Mass Murder” by James Alan Fox, Jack Levin
from Extreme Killing: Understanding Serial and Mass Murder
by James Alan Fox, Jack Levin
Sage Publications, 2005

The discussion then shifts to what we do know works—door locks and associated lockdown drills—and why it is necessary for schools to have each in place.

“Columbine, 20 Years Later and Beyond: Lessons from Tragedy” by Jaclyn Schildkraut, Glenn W. Muschert, Frank DeAngelis
from Columbine, 20 Years Later and Beyond: Lessons from Tragedy
by Jaclyn Schildkraut, Glenn W. Muschert, Frank DeAngelis
ABC-CLIO, 2019

Teachers drilled anxious children in “duck and cover” exercises, huddling them under classroom desks or herding them into school basements.

“Divided Highways: Building the Interstate Highways, Transforming American Life” by Tom Lewis
from Divided Highways: Building the Interstate Highways, Transforming American Life
by Tom Lewis
Cornell University Press, 2013

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  • Don’t school shooters know school drills? because 99% of the time school shootings happen because the shooter was being bullied at school:| I’m kinda scared now

  • If me was teacher
    Get prepare for a gun or knife and kill me rip jk imma say get something hide Close lights and go to the window escape go outside and we will be safd

  • in like the 3rd or 2nd grade they put gory effects on someone who pretended to be dead in our clasroom and the teacher said even if their is a dead body in the clasroom be quiet and hide just dont look at it…i have ptsd now…

  • Me: hears gun shoots welp am died calls 911 before the gun shooter can come in my room me gets karate clothes on
    Gun shooter: comes in
    Me: i called the police and time to get karate chop
    Gun shooter: ok come on come get me!!
    Me: karate chops him
    Gun shooter: OWWW then police comes
    Police: arrests the gun shooter and awards me
    News: so how did you save the school from danger?
    Me: I got my karate clothes on and did karate
    News: wow good job

    THE END

  • On day it was my birthday and there was a lock down and I was turning 8 and it was my first lock down So I didn’t know what a lock down is I was asking People what was a lock down and some boy said it mean that a person has a gun or a knife and I got really scared but I had my friend next to me and we were kind of funny friends so weren’t that scared we hid under the table and we got a glue, books, scissors, water bottles, to kill him LOL god was with me and nothing happened so we were safe we got out of school and I told my other friends what happened they laughed Hope you like my story!

  • If someone with a gun in my class I would sharpen a pencil and aim for his eye and shoot then I would kick him in the shin my class would hide away and tell me to get back

  • When my sister was in SK the teacher had her close the blinds lock the door and get everyone to his incase of a shooter like yeah let’s get the 5 year old to do everything

    I live in Canada by the way

  • I grab a school computer and I ask my math teacher if this a weapon and he said yes and this one got big white board and long ruler stick and I was like wtf