What should teachers do during a school shooting?

What should teachers do during a school shooting?

What is the role of the teacher in an active shooting event?

  • Use honest but simplified language when explaining.
  • Emphasize the unlikelihood of a bad event so they can understand its low probability and not cause too much stress.
  • Focus on the “how” instead of the “why” of a lockdown drill.

What are teachers protected by?

Teachers are protected from certain harms under the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution. Teachers have the right to be free from discrimination based on race, sex, and national origin — as well as freedom of expression, academics, privacy, and religion.

Do teachers have a right to protect themselves if a student physically attacks them at school?

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As a teacher, you do have the right to come to work and operate in a safe environment, among others unrelated to student attacks. School districts recognize this and they do have policies in place to address student threats and violence.

Do teachers have freedom of speech in the classroom?

The Supreme Court held that the school had unconstitutionally restricted the First Amendment rights of the teacher to speak on issues of public importance. Based on Pickering and similar cases, teachers generally enjoy rights to freedom of expression, though there are some restrictions.

Are teachers allowed to hit students in self defense?

The Education Code recognizes that teachers (and other certificated employees) have a responsibility to intervene physically in order to protect students. A teacher may use reasonable force in order to quell a disturbance, protect others, in self-defense or to take possession of weapons.

What should you do if an intruder enters your school?

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The following procedures should be followed when the threat or intruder is inside of the school building:

  1. Building administrator orders and announces “lockdown with intruder.” Be direct.
  2. Immediately direct all students, staff, and visitors into the nearest classroom or secured space.

What is earthquake drill?

An earthquake drill is one set of simulated emergency circumstances designed to test the ability of school members to make the most appropriate decisions to ensure their safety. The school members should understand the emergency response plan sufficiently in order to react appropriately during the drill.