A Generation Changed: School Security Post-Columbine

A Generation ChangedConsidering a new construction or renovation project? Here are a few questions to think about, courtesy of Secure Education Consultants, to integrate safety and security into the facility:

  • Are there adequate exits?
  • How would a lockdown work? Is there a way to lock doors from the inside? Can they be locked from a central location during an emergency?
  • How are you preventing intruders from breaking glass in windows and doors?
  • Is your crisis plan updated?

If it’s a renovation on the horizon, consider how changes will affect existing emergency preparedness planning. Take, for instance, a school with an emergency communication plan that involves a school PA system. If that system is altered or removed during renovation, is the plan updated to match the new reality? Learn more here.