Enhanced Lock Down Procedures

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Last year, the Mobile County Public School System introduced a new safety protocol to better prepare our students and faculty for emergency situations. This program was highly researched by our Executive Staff and highly used among school systems throughout the nation. The program, ALICE, was designed to better prepare our schools for the possibility of dealing with an active shooter on campus. The chances of an event like this happening is very unlikely. However, we want to be as prepared as possible if such a horrific event takes place. With that being said, we will be showing a video to our students the week of November 11th that explains to them what ALICE is about. We will then teach them the steps of ALICE in phases throughout the school year.

This week we will talk to our students about how to use an Enhanced Lock-Down as a means of protection in this type of emergency. An Enhanced Lock-Down is simply taking all measures possible to create a barricade in front of the door that would prevent a trespasser from entering the room. After showing the video to our students on Wednesday, the next step will be to conduct drills on Thursday. Our school resource officer, along with our school safety committee, will lead these drills. These drills will be highly monitored, very controlled, and will only last a few minutes. The safety of our students is always the top priority of Mobile County Public School System, so we want to take all measures possible to make sure we are prepared for any emergency situation. We want to be transparent with our parents about our plan so you may be prepared for questions from your child. To access more information about ALICE, please go to https://www.alicetraining.com/. Do not hesitate to call if you have questions or concerns.

Sincerely,
David Sprinkle
Principal