Lockdown - Building
A lockdown is a form of "Sheltering-in-Place" that is utilized to limit human exposure to life-threatening, hostile, or hazardous situation or threat.
A building lockdown prevents persons from entry to the campus building. If you are in a building when a lockdown has been initiated, remain in the building. Remember to follow these procedures:
- Remain inside the building. Do not open exterior doors to unknown persons.
- If outside, move to the nearest building.
- Stay away from windows and doors.
- Lock doors, if possible, or barricade doors taking cover to protect yourself.
- Remain quiet and in place until notified by Emergency Responders.
- Silence cell phones and do not use them unless you are in contact with Emergency Responders.
- Get down and remain silent.
- Wait for notification that the building is safe from Emergency Responders, the college's Emergency Response Team, or your Building Action Team.
Role of Faculty and Staff in Lockdown
During a building lockdown, a faculty or staff member may:
- Detain students in the classroom.
- Check the halls and clear hallways of individuals.
- Keep students calm.
- Keep an attendance log of all students in the room and update throughout the lockdown if necessary.
- Keep students secure by locking windows and doors or barricading the entry to the room.
- Monitor Emergency Alerts on cell phones including text messages, email and voice mail messages.