Safe at school
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Student safety. With the recent rash of school shootings, it’s a topic that weighs heavily on the minds of principals, staff and parents.But how do administrators determine if their school is ready to respond in the event of crisis? Will the students know what to do? How will a police response be coordinated?
Schools are formulating plans to address these issues by taking a close look at current safety protocols.
Camas High School and Cape Horn-Skye Elementary in rural Washougal recently participated in lockdown drills with the police, hoping to get a better indicator of just how prepared they are in the event of an emergency.
"We've been wanting to try this drill for a few years, and the recent shooting at the end of 2012 created an urgency to make it happen," said Steve Marshall, CHS principal.