Emergency Operations Planning. Drills. Exercises and Drills. Assure predictable response in an actual emergency Identify problems/weaknesses in plans and procedures Staff and students practice and experience what is expected of them during an emergency. Exercises and Drills.
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Just like other learning objectives in school, these must be taught and practiced!
It is recommended that students be taught each type of emergency drill and the reasons and conditions that would activate the drill, in an age-appropriate manner.
Lesson plans for teaching the drills are available on the Texas School Safety Center website for download and use by schools.
NO MORE CODES!
BAILEY, COLO. 9/27/06 Foxnews.com
Police: School gunman sexually assaulted girl hostages
…SOPHOMORE ZACK BARNES, 16, SAID HIS FIRST INDICATION THAT THERE WAS SOMETHING WRONG AT HIS SCHOOL WAS AN ANNOUNCEMENT OVER THE PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEM.
"WE WERE SITTING THERE IN MATH CLASS AND OVER THE INTERCOM THEY SAID 'STUDENTS AND TEACHERS WE HAVE A CODE WHITE. REPEAT, CODE WHITE. 'AND NOBODY REALLY KNEW WHAT A CODE WHITE WAS,“
HE SAID HIS TEACHER CHECKED A SHEET OF PAPER FROM HER DESK AND THEN SAID THE CLASS HAD TO MOVE.
• Provide staff members with written instructions on drilling procedures.
• Discuss the importance of emergency drills during staff meetings.
• Allow staff feedback on drill procedures.
• Assess the staff’s response to emergency drills.
• Include emergency drill procedures in information packets for substitutes and new staff members.
• Involve the school’s support staff in all emergency practice drills: librarians, office staff, custodians, bus drivers, frequent volunteers, etc.
• Encourage staff to review the importance of emergency drills with students, as well as their role during drills.
• Provide students with specific instructions on each drill and include the objective of the drill.
• Allow student feedback concerning emergency drills.
• Provide emergency drill information to all new students.
• Include special provisions during drills for special needs students.
• Students stay calm and quiet so they can hear the teacher’s instructions
• Students pay attention and follow the instructions given
• Students quickly move to an area where they will be safe
• Students remain calm and quiet until the all clear is given
SCHOOL SAFETY DRILL DRAWS IRE
Tuesday, October 31, 2006 - FreeMarketNews.comA recent school safety drill in Michigan has upset some parents of the children involved. According to wire service reports, the drill in the town of Wyoming involved police officers in riot gear with weapons, who entered two classrooms at Lee Middle and High School on Thursday and announced a threat to the school. Students were unaware that a drill was being conducted, but were taken from their classrooms into the hall, patted down by officers and asked what they had in their pockets, according to local news reports. One angry parent reportedly put it this way: "Some of these kids were so scared, they just about wet their pants. I think it's wrong that the students and parents were not informed of this." Officers reportedly wore protective gear, including vests and helmets, and carried unloaded rifles (marked with colored tape to indicate they were not live weapons). Principal David Britten reportedly said students weren't told ahead of time "to make the drill as realistic as possible," although teachers were given notice just before it took place.
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