This week, the boys will be practicing total lockdown at school. As a result of the recent rash of school shootings, the school is going to be practicing safety drills.
Soon they will be putting the school on total lockdown, to simulate a threat within the school, like a shooter or other potential threat to the safety and wellbeing of the students and staff.
Emmett came home yesterday talking about lockdown. He explained that “they were going to practice staying safe, just in case a bad person came into the school and wanted to hurt people.”
While I hate that this has to be done, I’m glad it’s happening.
I spoke with the new principal today and he explained the process and I have say that it’s a brilliant idea.
The way that Summit Academy Schools is responding to the possible threat of violence, is to prepare and practice. I would much rather them be prepared and never have to use it. Unfortunately, the world we live is can be violent and unforgiving. Taking the attitude that this could never happen to us is not a wise move, at least in my opinion.
Our schools, teachers and most importantly, our students, must be ready and knows what to do. I’m sure that many parents of children that attended a school that has experienced tragedy, thought it would never happen to them.
I’ll let you know how it all goes…. Fingers crossed.
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