This is a quick guide to help parents understand a lockdown situation from different perspectives. This is only a reference guide and in any given scenario these suggestions can change. Overall, use your best judgement.
Do know the standard response procedures for the school.
Do know the right locations to get accurate information from your school about the lockdown. (Social media, website, email, etc.)
Do limit excessive communications with your child in order to prevent an overload on the infrastructure, which can restrict critical communication for first responders.
Do listen to all directions from law enforcement and school staff.
Do make sure the school knows when you have taken your child, to maintain accurate accountability.
Do NOT run to the school and enter.
Do NOT call the school or 911 unless you have critical information.
Do NOT take a weapon near or on school grounds. You may be perceived as the threat.
Do NOT break the law and disregard traffic laws when heading to the reunion site. This can cause needless harm to other people.
Do NOT interfere with law enforcement procedures, road blockage, or other procedures that are put in place to manage the incident.