Robbery - Elementary School (Lock Out)
In the afternoon in Northern Utah, a Subway reported an armed intruder at their restaurant to the police. This Subway was located in close proximity to an elementary. The police immediately used DIR-S to reverse alert the school and put them into “Lockout."
Within a few seconds this alert went to all teachers and specified district personnel associated with the Elementary. The exterior doors were secured and teachers continued teaching in their classrooms. The District Safety Officer was on vacation and received the alert through his smart watch and called the school immediately to check their status.
Throughout the incident, clear and concise information was shared by the Police. The Principal could see a room by room status of her school to ensure everyone knew what was going on. Students were unaware of the incident and continued on with their day without interruption
The alert was lifted when the situation was resolved within the hour and the day continued on.
After Action Review: DIR-S provided immediate awareness to a situation that could have potentially impacted the school or people coming to and from the school close to the Subway. Correct information allowed for the school community to avoid the situation and be prepared in case something escalated.