Friday, September 16, 2011
In order to control them, you've got to start scaring them while they are young...
By Alexander Higgins
Kindergarten and 1st grade students are now required by law to participate in monthly terrorism drills, including active shooter, bomb threat and evacuation drills.
I recently received my 1st grade students back to school paperwork. Going through the packet I found a letter serving notification that my son is now required by law to participate in monthly anti-terrorism drills.
In fact, after doing more research, I learned that all New Jersey schools which provide services to children from Kindergarten and up are now required by law to participate in monthly drills.
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Schools must hold the drills at least twice a year, in addition to the twice a month fire drills the following:
■Evacuation (non- fire)
On top of those drills, schools will be required to also hold other security drills, which include the following:
■Evacuation to relocation site
■Testing of school’s notification system and procedures
■Testing of school’s communication system and procedures
■and Full scale exercise
With a Full Scale Exercise defined by Law as:
Full Scale Exercise: This is a multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional activity involving actual deployment of resources in a coordinated response as if a real incident had occurred. This exercise tests many components of one or more capabilities within emergency response and recovery, and is typically used to assess plans, procedures and coordinated response under crisis conditions.