Lockdown Training Bills Move To Floor
MIRS, November 14, 2005
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House Education Committee moved legislation that would require
schools to perform two lockdown drills every school year.
HB 4460, sponsored by Rep. William Van Regenmorter (R-Georgetown
Twp.), would replace two of the eight required fire drills with
lockdown planning and add to the two tornado drills schools are
required to perform.
During lockdown training, kids are taught to find a
shelter-in-place. The training is supposed to keep kids safe
during school violence, a chemical spill or threat from outside
"As times change we must develop new strategies to ensure the
safety of our students and teachers," Van Regenmorter said.
"Solid plans need to be in place for all eventualities and
requiring lockdown drills will keep those in schools prepared
for any circumstance."
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