Old Rocester Regional School District- Mattapoisett, MA

School administration explained the reason behind the November 10 unintended lockdown in the school, citing an accidental code activation of the security system function that announces a lockdown over the loudspeaker. The school has a newer security system that utilizes a different lockdown system in the event of a threat and subsequently, the older functioning lockdown announcement has been permanently disabled. Nonetheless, Superintendent Doug White praised the children and teachers for their swift response to the announcement, a good indication that the ALICE protocol has students and staff ready to respond to an emergency. “There were some great comments on how everyone handled themselves in the situation,” said White. “In some ways it was a genuine practice, and I have to say teachers really put into motion what they learned from the ALICE program, and the children…” Read more