Are Lockdowns the Best School Safety Practice?

Are Lockdowns the Best School Safety Practice?

Deseret News

Despite their popularity, not all support the use of lockdowns. In the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting in 2012, some criticized lockdowns because they’re a passive strategy that keeps teachers and students from taking action against security threats, ABC News reported. “We’ve taught a generation of Americans to be passive and static and wait for police,” Greg Crane, founder of ALICE, a school safety program, told ABC News. “We don’t recommend just locking a door because locked doors have been defeated before.” Crane also said teachers don’t feel safe during lockdowns because they are often asked to shut off the lights and hide with the children. Read more

January 13th, 2016|