The “What if Wednesday" school safety initiative is designed to stimulate a conversation about school emergency preparedness. Participants should read the summary of the fictional school safety incident and then answer the multiple choice question with the appropriate response action to be taken for the specific emergency.
Recent What If Wednesdays:
- November 1, 2017: How would you respond to a bomb threat?
- October 18, 2017: What should you do if the fire alarm sounds during a lockdown?
- September 27, 2017: What should you do when planning or training for a evacuation drill?
- September 6, 2017: What should school officials do when conducting a lockdown drill?
- August 23, 2017: Which standard response actions should faculty and students be trained on?
- April 26, 2017: Your school is in lockdown and you are preparing an emergency notification.
- April 4, 2017: A student is missing from your school.
- March 8, 2017: A suspicious male is trying to gain entry to houses near your school.
- February 8, 2017: Who should be included in evaluating student behaviors?
- January 18, 2017: A father under a restraining order tells you that he is coming to your school to pick up his child.
- January 4th, 2017: A fire in the boiler room forces your school to move to its reunification site.
- December 21, 2016: A suspicious package is found at your school.
- November 30, 3016: Smoke forces you to evacuate your building.
- November 16, 2016: A male dressed in orange appears to be carrying a rifle in the woods near your school.
- November 2, 2016: Heavy snowfall, sub-zero temperatures and winds in excess of 40 miles per hour are expected.
- October 19, 2016: An armed robbery has taken place 5 miles away from school and the suspect has not been taken into custody.
- September 21, 2016: Students in the gym begin to cough and complain of a burning sensation in their eyes.