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SECURE Response Protocol

  • In the event that a threat or hazard is outside the school building, a SECURE response may be activated. Whether it’s due to criminal activity in the immediate neighborhood or perhaps a dangerous animal on the playground, the SECURE response uses the security of the school building to act as a protection.


    During a SECURE response, students and staff who are outside are brought into the building and all outside access points are locked. Where possible, classroom activities continue uninterrupted. The initial directive and practice for a SECURE response is to retain students and staff members within the building and prevent entry into the building. There may be a police presence around the building until the situation is resolved.