• Fire/Evacuation:

    Action schools will take to quickly move students and staff to safer locations outside of the building when a fire or other event requires that they leave the building.  The primary objective of an evacuation is to ensure that all staff, students, and visitors can quickly move away from the threat.

    Lockdown:

    Action schools will take to secure school buildings and grounds during incidents that pose an immediate threat of violence in the school.  The primary objective is to quickly ensure all school students, staff, and visitors are secured away from immediate danger.

    Shelter (Severe Weather/Hazmat):

    Action schools will take to quickly move students, staff, and visitors indoors, perhaps for an extended period of time, because it is safer inside the building than outside.  For severe weather, depending on the threat level (watch vs. warning), stakeholders may be required to move to rooms without windows to a weather shelter, or to rooms that can be sealed (chemical or biological hazard).

    Lockout:

    Action schools will take to secure school buildings and grounds during incidents that pose a threat or hazard outside of the school building.  Lockout uses the security of the physical facility to act as protection.

     

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