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Emergency Lockdown Drills to be Compulsory in all Schools

We the undersigned petition the council to Make it compulsory for all schools to have drills at least once a term showing the children what to do in the event of an emergency and the school needing to be put in lockdown . This needs to be consistent across all schools and a policy in place .

Recently our local school had an incident where the school had to be placed in lockdown due to a visitor being armed and dangerous .
Some children at the school had previously been taught in primary what to do in the event of an emergency lockdown and that the bell would sound different . Many children (and some staff) weren’t aware of what was expected of them and this was both frightening and overwhelming.
This should be taught from the day they start school, (be age appropriate for the younger ones ) how the bell would sound and how they would keep themselves safe .
The same premise as a fire drill which are routinely done .
All schools should follow the same protocol so as when children leave primary for secondary they are all using the same method and there is little room for confusion .

Started by: Jayne Mason (S12 Community pantry)

This ePetition runs from 04/05/2024 to 30/06/2024.

14 people have signed this ePetition.