School Lockdown Procedure
All lockdowns are to be administered as if there is a threat in the building. Plain Talk Announcements: Lockdown announcements will be made over the public address system using plain English and scripts designed for each situation. The announcement will clearly state that a lockdown is being implemented and should instruct staff and students on what to do. Make sure to remind everyone to ignore fire alarms unless instructed to leave the building by the police, fire department or school administration.
A Lockdown is typically defined as students locked in their classrooms seated along a wall out of sight of windows and doors. Lights are turned off and no teaching is done until the threat passes. This is the usual response for an intruder inside the building or other serious, immediate threats.