School Safety & Security
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.
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.
Move to a secure location, lock the door, and take action to better barricade the room using all available resources in order to buy time. Move away from the door and begin preparing for other strategies if needed, such as evacuate.
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. If you know the intruder, identify him by name when informing others of his location.
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.
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.Run in a zig-zag pattern away from danger. Leave belongings behind and call 911 when it is safe to do so.
MAIN PHONE Line: 248.623.5400
Transportation Phone Line:
after-hours emergency Line:
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.