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School Safety: Lockouts vs. Lockdowns

10/01/2019 - Safe Schools Week takes place from October 21-27. Up through that week, we're talking about the differences between two key parts of school safety: a School Lockout and a School Lockdown

In today's complex, fast-moving cultural and educational environment, an understanding of the distinct differences between these two procedures is crucial.

Their names are very similar, but they are not interchangeable. A mix-up or misunderstanding of these terms can lead to false alarms or unnecessary panic, both in schools and the surrounding community. 

To help out, we've put together a short visual guide showing some of the biggest differences between a school lockout and a school lockdown.



Download the Lockout vs. Lockdown Chart



Lockout versus lockdown chart