What do you do during a lockdown alert when students are outside a classroom?
Depending on the safety protocols the school/district has in place, students who are in the halls will generally be brought into the closest room.
During a recent lockdown event, several students found themselves outside of their classroom during an alert. Teachers used DIR-S to verify the locations of their students. (Names have been changed for privacy).
2:32: LOCKOUT alert initiated by Site Admin: Margret Houlihan. Location: Main Building - 1st Floor - Principal
2:33 (Teacher 1): My students are with Mr. Honeycut’s class, and I am in the conference room.
2:33 (Teacher 2): Sherman Potter should be in the office checking out.
2:33 (Teacher 3): My students are also with Mr. Honeycut’s class, and I am in the conference room with Mrs. Yamato
2:33 (School Secretary): John MacIntyre is with us in the office for his inhaler.
DIR-S provided the ability for teachers to stay informed of the location of all of their students through the duration of the lockdown alert.