Appleton Area School District- Appleton, WI

Schools officials in the Appleton area are considering modifying their lockdown policies to allow teachers to evacuate students rather than have them hunker down in barricaded classrooms. Wisconsin law mandated that all public school districts have safety plans in place by May 2013. However, as school shootings continue to occur elsewhere in the nation the process is always being re-evaluated. “Depending on the situation, the best thing might be locking down like we’ve always done,” Vogel said. “But we can’t hamstring our teachers into closing the door, locking down and not moving when it might make a lot of sense to get out of the building,” said Ben Vogel, an assistant superintendent with the Appleton Area School District. Read more