Difference between Soft Lockdown & Lockdown

  • SOFT LOCKDOWN/SHELTER IN PLACE

    A soft lockdown/shelter in place means there is a potential threat in the area, but no immediate danger on campus. Possible situations that would cause a SOFT lockdown/shelter in place are: suspicious persons or activity close to the school, neighborhood violence, or hazardous spills. Exterior gates are locked, guests are not permitted on campus and no one is permitted to leave campus. However, classes typically continue as regularly scheduled and classroom windows are left uncovered.

    LOCKDOWN

     A lockdown means there is a potential or immediate threat on campus. Possible situations that would cause a lockdown are: possible intruder on campus, hostage on or near campus, drive-by shooting, or weapon on campus. During a lockdown, classroom doors remain locked, classroom windows are covered, persons are moved away from doors and windows, and no one is permitted to leave a classroom. Exterior gates are locked, guests are not permitted on campus and no one is permitted to leave campus.