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School Security Recommendations

Homeland Security Advisory System Recommendations
Source: American National Red Cross

 

 

SCHOOLS

Risk of Attack

Recommended Actions

SEVERE
(Red)

  • Complete recommended actions at lower levels
  • Listen to radio/TV for current information/instructions.
  • Be alert to suspicious activity and report it to proper authorities immediately
  • Close school if recommended to do so by appropriate authorities
  • 100% identification check (i.e. driver's license retained at front office) and escort of anyone entering school other than students, staff and faculty
  • Continue offering lessons from Masters of Disaster "Facing Fear: Helping Young People Deal with Terrorism and Tragic Events" curriculum
  • Ensure mental health counselors available for students, staff and facutly

HIGH
(Orange)

  • Complete recommended actions at lower levels
  • Be alert to suspicious activity and report it to proper authorites
  • Review emergency plans
  • Offer Master's of Disaster "Facing Fear: Helping Young People Deal with Terrorism and Tragic Events" lessons in grades K-12
  • Prepare to handle inquiries from anxious parents and media
  • Discuss children's fears concerning possible terrorist attacks

ELEVATED
(Yellow)

  • Complete recommended actions at lower levels
  • Be alert to suspicious activity and report it to proper authorities
  • Ensure all emergency supplies stocked and ready
  • Obtain copies of Terrorism: Preparing for the Unexpected brochure from your local Red Cross chapter and send it home with students in grades K-12, staff and faculty

GUARDED
(Blue)

  • Complete recommended actions at lower levels
  • Be alert to suspicious activity and report it to proper authorites
  • Conduct safety training/emergency drills following the school's written emergency plans for all grades
  • Ensure emergency communication plan updated and needed equipment is purchased
  • Continue offering lessons from "Masters of Disaster" curriculum for grades K-8 regarding emergency preparedness for natural disasters

LOW
(Green)

  • Use Red Cross Emergency Management Guide for Business and Industry to develop written emergency plans to address all hazards including plans to maintain the safety of students, staff, faculty, as well as emergency communication plan to notify parents in times of emergency.  Disseminate relevent information to families or children, staff and faculty.
  • Initiate offering "Masters of Disaster" curriculum for grades K-8 regarding emergency preparedness for natural disasters
  • Ensure selected staff members take a Red Cross CPR/AED and first aid course

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