School Safety Checklist
Obviously since the horrific event that took place at Sandy Hook, schools across the country have been reassessing their safety protocols, safety plans, and safety measures. MLive Media Group conducted a two-month investigation on how K-12 schools conduct their regular safety drills.
The results of this assessment showed that so many schools often skip fire, tornado, and lockdown drills. For the schools that have actually conducted safety drills, they either did it all in one day instead of properly spreading them out across the school year or they did it too late in the year, which is very pointless as well.
Doing drills in schools isn’t the only safety precaution people should be taking. Staff at these schools is considered the front-line of school security. If the staff react to these situations properly, it could result in many lives being saved. All school staff members should be properly trained – separately from school drills. School should also be conducting these drills at the beginning of the school year, the middle of the school year, and then closer to the end of the school year.
Most schools very commonly practice fire drills, but not so much lockdown drills. Lockdown drills seem to be the area that most staff members at schools aren’t familiar with really don’t know how to properly react.
Schools should be practicing lockdown scenarios to ensure that all school staff members know how to properly react and protect the students.
If you are interested in having your school properly assessed by Jennings Smith, one of America’s top security experts, contact us here.