Local district, college team up for school lockdown training video

Lockdown drills are more commonplace in schools than ever before.

But a Chicago-area school district is teaming with Columbia College to help make a tool for lockdown training that does more than go through the motions.

School District 50 and the Gurnee Police Dept decided to make a video about what to do in a lockdown situation.  There was no video like it. They have practice drills several times a year but, after the tragedy at Sandy Hook, they realized they needed something to show new staff so they would know what to do in an emergency.

Students in a television arts direction class at Columbia College are working on the project as well – from running cameras, lighting, and audio to editing the final 15 minute video.

For more information on the video, email Tom Agos at

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