PRINCE OF WALES COLLEGIATE
SCHOOL (LOCK DOWN) PROCEDURES
This Procedure is offered as a Guideline for responding to situations which an armed
intruder has entered the building and a Lock Down is deemed necessary.
1. ANNOUNCE: School personnel shall make an announcement over the Public
Address (“P.A.”) system:
“Please initiate emergency lockdown procedures”
(repeated 2 times)
(a) Once Lockdown commences, ONLY Police personnel will be permitted to
enter the school until the Lockdown is lifted!
Teacher & Staff Responsibilities
2. Classroom Teachers:
(a) Immediately go to your doorway, take in any students who are in the hall
close to your classroom and close and lock the classroom door –nobody will
enter or leave the room for any reason after the door is closed.
(b) Ensure that students are as safe as possible – keep students away from, and
below the level of, windows and doors and other exposed areas, close curtains
(c) Prohibit use by students of all communications devices, including phones and
computers. Keep everyone as quiet and calm as possible.
(d) Do not respond to anyone outside your classroom. A lock down will only be
lifted by police. Do not respond to anyone outside your classroom and do not
unlock the door at the request of a person outside of your door
(e) Open the Emergency Responder Icon in Google and open a new email. In the
Subject Heading enter your room number, your name, the names of students
who are unaccounted for and the names of students that you have taken in. An
example of the subject line would be Rm 201, Jennifer Gibbons, Missing:
Brandon Harvey, Extra: Alyssa Evans, April O’Keefe.
Send this email to Emergency Responder
(f) Ignore school bells, fire alarms and announcements until the Lockdown is
3. Special Areas within the School:
a. All students in the Gymnasium shall be moved into the girls change room. After
securing the doors, teachers in the Gymnasium and Music room will approach each
other through the stage entrance to ensure that the other has heard the “Lock Down”
announcement. They will then return to their students and if possible report
attendance on the Emergency Responder.
b. Students in the Cafeteria shall be moved behind the food-serving line into the
Kitchen area. Kitchen staff shall immediately turn off all cooking equipment and
other items which might pose a hazard, and shall otherwise make the location safe.
c. Students in the Courtyard shall be directed into the Biology Laboratory by the
d. Field Trips: Teachers will inform the office prior to a field trip and will leave a
cell phone number that can be used to contact them. If informed of a lockdown, the
teacher will ensure that the students are together, safe and do not return to school
e. LRC: All students will be moved to the “Local Literature” section and instructed
to sit quietly on the floor.
4. Student Responsibilities
- Cooperate immediately with teacher requests and directives.
- If you are in the hallway quickly go to the nearest open classroom door. The
supervising teacher will bring you into the classroom and will ask your name.
- If all classroom doors are closed do not knock on doors and do not wander. Find the
closest vacant room and remain there.
- Remain calm and follow teacher instructions.
- If you are in a classroom, position yourself within the classroom as per teacher
- Stay away from windows.
- Remain quiet
- Do not use electronic devices.