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Clarkston Community School District

School Safety & Security

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In order to maintain a safe environment for teaching and learning, Clarkston Community School has partnered with The ALICE Training Institute to prepare staff and students in the event that an armed intruder enters one of our buildings with the intent of doing harm. ALICE is a federally endorsed safety protocol that stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate.

The strategies do not need to be completed in order and should not be considered a checklist. Staff and students will rely on the information at hand and their own judgment to determine the safest course of action.

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Alert

Sound an alarm using plain and specific language. Seconds matter. Use any and all communications means available. Describe the threat in plain language; give location, description, activity and what direction intruder is heading. Call 911 when it is safe to do so.

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Lockdown

Sound an alarm using plain and specific language. Seconds matter. Use any and all communications means available. Describe the threat in plain language; give location, description, activity and what direction intruder is heading. Call 911 when it is safe to do so.

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Inform

Share the intruder’s location and direction as often as possible using any means necessary (such as the intercom, handheld radios, text, cell phone or other means) so that everyone on site has access to the information.

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Counter

This is a last resort. Distract the intruder with noise, movement or throwing objects at the intruder in order to create space to evacuate. This is an age-specific response and some may choose not to counter.

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Evacuate

This is always the best first choice, if it is safe to do so. Get as many people away from the danger zone to a safe location as quickly as possible. Leave belongings behind and call 911 when it is safe to do so.

MAIN PHONE Line: 248.623.5400

Transportation Phone Line:
248.623.8040

after-hours emergency Line:
248.595.5044

Contact

Administrative Offices (Map)
info@clarkston.k12.mi.us
6389 Clarkston Road
Clarkston, Michigan 48346
P: 248.623.5400
F: 248. 623.5450

Partners

Life-Saving Training

Our district's School Safety Task Force looks at school safety from a 360-degree standpoint, and is actively identifying opportunities to enhance our protocols and procedures everyday.

For more information about student and staff safety training at Clarkston Community Schools, please contact Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services John Lucido at 248.623.5419.