From the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools. Visit their website for more information.
In contrast to medical emergencies that typically involve a single student, school-wide emergencies - fires, violent weather, weapons inside a school, or community disasters - involve the student-body as a whole. School-wide emergencies do not all require the same response: A fire requires an immediate evacuation; an armed intruder may require locked-down classrooms. A gas or chemical danger may also require remaining indoors. Finding our how your child's school has prepared itself for the unexpected is a good way to protect your child and all students at the school.
Here are three basic questions to pose concerning school-wide emergencies:
The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools has Free Handouts and Checklists for Parents. Most are also available in Spanish.