District safety procedures specify that during the school day, outside access to any campus building should only be through the "front" door. All other doors should be locked so they cannot be opened from the outside without a key. All classroom doors should be locked in such a way that they can only be opened from the hall with a key.
There are many reasons why the campus might be locked down. No matter the cause, faculty and students are to remain in their rooms until specific instructions are given by the administration.
Faculty, staff, and students are NOT to be making phone calls during a lock-down - either on campus phones or cellular phones. Unauthorized use of telephones during a lock-down is very often counter-productive, spreading rumors and even increasing the danger to students and staff by tying up phone lines into the school.
Campus-wide safety is the responsibility of the administration. Faculty members are responsible for the safety of students under their immediate care only. Keep students in your room and away from doors and windows during the lock-down. Do not open your classroom door until the all-clear has been given, unless given specific instructions by an administrator.
Information will be provided by the administration as soon as it is safe and appropriate.
A Note To Parents:
Please do not call or come to the school if you hear there may be an emergency. Keeping the school's phone lines and roads open during an actual emergency is the most important thing you can do for the immediate safety of your child. The District Web Page will be updated with the latest information possible during an actual emergency.