This year, in alignment with the Maryland Safe to Learn Act of 2018, MCPS schools will train staff and students in an active assailant drill. The key element of this drill is to prepare staff and students to avoid and escape harm if they cannot get into a room that locks because they were out of the classroom for any reason. During this first Lockdown with Options drill, students will not actually leave the school, but they will be taught that they can exit as a way to ensure their safety. On the day of the drill, counselors will be available to support any student or staff member who expresses concerns or questions as we train in new active assailant protocols.
Contact the school to learn more.