Students review lockdown procedures

Stephanie Kroll, Staff Writer

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On Thursday, March 10, 2016, about two minutes before the bell rang to signal the end of 8th period, an announcement from Dr. Jansante came over the loud speaker to initiate a lockdown.

Once that lockdown was in place, the students’ and teachers’ knowledge of ALICE was tested. But just in case of another incident, BPHS still continues to re-inform their students on how to deal with a threat.

The most recent ALICE videos were shown on Friday, Sept. 30 during a 40-minute homeroom. Every homeroom was shown two videos of what to do in the event that an armed intruder should be present in the building.

Once the videos were shown, the students’ homeroom teachers reviewed with them the plan: alert, lockdown, inform, counter, and evacuate.

Students that were involved in the lockdown last year spoke about how they were affected and what their opinions are on the topic.

After reviewing all of the lockdown rules, one sophomore student said, “Even after being in the lockdown last year, I still think that you can’t really prepare for it.”

This same student also said, “We could watch the video a couple times a year just for safety reasons.”

Lockdowns aren’t always planned out and scheduled to happen. These things could happen at any time of day. But just in case, there was ever an intruder or possible threat in the building, make sure you learn and understand the rules of ALICE.

If you are unsure of the procedures of what to do in any lockdown situation, visit alicetraining.com

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