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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  safetyvideo@police.gurnee.il.us.

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5 Comments to “Local district, college team up for school lockdown training video”

    Chalbelle said:
    February 26, 2013 at 8:49 AM

    Fractal Gratitude & Fractal KUDOS to Columbia College, School District 50 and the Gurnee Police Dept!

    May the Safety Blessings you are sharing freely return to you all – Fractally!

    Perpetual Gratitude for the Public Service work & for the Civic Duties lessons contained therein. =D

    Jenifer said:
    February 26, 2013 at 12:49 PM

    I'd like to receive the video but the email above comes back as not being recognized. Is there any other way to get ahold of those responsible on sending it out? Thanks.

    Chalbelle said:
    February 26, 2013 at 1:07 PM

    Agreed Jennifer. =D Do NOT use Outlook to email for copies of the video. I had same thing happen & recovered my request via another ISP. Good Luck trying again! Don't give up Jennifer! #StandStrong2ProtectOurKids

    Uceda English said:
    February 27, 2013 at 6:22 PM

    Awesome. Love to see people taking matters into their own hands and doing this sort of thing. Hope the video goes well.

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