New Safety Protocols Help Staff, Students Prepare for the Worst

Canton School District – Canton, MA

Nearly two years after unveiling a set of enhanced lockdown protocols, the Canton school system is prepared to take the next step this year with a series of drills and training sessions designed to prepare both students and staff for various emergencies — including the worst-case scenario of a violent intruder on the premises. For faculty and staff, this training began in earnest on the first day of school in late August as school employees took part in a large-scale “active shooter” simulation at Canton High School led by members of the Canton Police Department’s newly formed Family Services Unit. For the enhanced lockdowns, Canton will employ a proactive model called the ALICE program. The program utilizes environmental design, technology, communication, and human action to improve one’s survival chances when faced with an immediate danger. Read more

September 19th, 2014|
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