Drills

Read: 5 Things to Consider Before Your Campus Conducts a Reunification Drill

5 Things to Consider Before Your Campus Conducts a Reunification Drill

A school safety coordinator discusses his top five preparation takeaways after his district completed several reunification drills.

Read: Everytown for Gun Safety, Teachers Unions Urge Schools to Reassess Lockdown Drills

Everytown for Gun Safety, Teachers Unions Urge Schools to Reassess Lockdown Drills

Although 95% of American public schools regularly conduct some sort of active shooter drill, the groups recommend students not be involved.

Read: SCITI Labs, Mutualink Lead Active Shooter Exercise at George Mason

SCITI Labs, Mutualink Lead Active Shooter Exercise at George Mason

Mutualink was chosen from over 140 applications as the primary technology solution for an active shooter drill at George Mason University.

Read: Brighton (Mich.) Schools Cut Parent-Student Reunification Time by 75%

Brighton (Mich.) Schools Cut Parent-Student Reunification Time by 75%

In an active shooter drill, the process of reunification was conducted twice — once using an emergency management system and once using paper-and-pencil.

Read: Raisin City Janitor Carries Fake Gun, Wears Mask for Unannounced Active Shooter Drill

Raisin City Janitor Carries Fake Gun, Wears Mask for Unannounced Active Shooter Drill

The district’s superintendent believed the fake active shooter would make the drill more realistic and help them improve lockdowns in the future.

Read: Teachers Shot ‘Execution Style’ with Airsoft Guns During ALICE Training

Teachers Shot ‘Execution Style’ with Airsoft Guns During ALICE Training

Officers conducting the training at an Indiana elementary school made teachers kneel down and face a wall before shooting them in their backs with pellets.

Read: School Public Address Systems Are Critical During an Active Lethal Threat Event

School Public Address Systems Are Critical During an Active Lethal Threat Event

Students, teachers and staff members must be able to hear and understand emergency messages broadcast on public address systems so they can respond effectively.

Read: Santa Fe High School Receives $10M for Security Upgrades

Santa Fe High School Receives $10M for Security Upgrades

The school district is working toward improving access control by building a new central administration building on campus.

Read: School Lockdowns Could Have Psychological Effects on Children

School Lockdowns Could Have Psychological Effects on Children

An analysis from the Washington Post found that more than four million children in the U.S. endured school lockdowns last school year.

Read: Active Shooter Drill Gone Wrong Causes Panic at Maryland Hospital

Active Shooter Drill Gone Wrong Causes Panic at Maryland Hospital

An improper mass alert caused an active shooter scare at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, a hospital for recovering veterans.

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