Recently, SRP changed the wording from Lockout to Secure. While the elements of these drills are nearly identical, you will notice that signage and wording in our correspondence have been altered to reflect this change.
The differentiation between Secure (formerly known as Lockout) and Lockdown is a critical element in SRP.
A Secure (Lockout) recovers all students from outside the building, secures the building perimeter and locks all outside doors. This would be implemented when there is a threat or hazard outside of the building. Criminal activity, dangerous events in the community, or even a vicious dog on the playground would be examples of a Secure (Lockout) response. While the Secure (Lockout) response encourages greater staff situational awareness, it allows for educational practices to continue with little classroom interruption or distraction.
A Lockdown is a classroom-based protocol that requires locking the classroom door, turning off the lights and placing students out of sight of any corridor windows. In classrooms with high volumes of glass, students and staff are taught to evacuate away from the threat. Student action for students who remain in traditional classrooms during Lockdown is to remain quiet.