MSD conducts lockdown drill during B lunch on Wednesday

Vincent Ciullo, Writer

On Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 12:56 p.m., a lockdown drill was conducted at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during B lunch. Students who had A lunch followed the typical procedures for the drill while in their 7th period class.

Principal Michelle Kefford announced over the loudspeakers that the drill for a “secure” code would begin. Kefford stated again on the speaker that MSD would move into a “lockdown” drill.

A lockdown drill requires students and staff to follow safety policies implemented throughout the school campus. Students were shown a video earlier in the day during their 5th period class regarding the procedures to take during a lockdown drill.

In classrooms, there is a ”safe place” marked with a house symbol where students are to take shelter. Any student eating lunch in the courtyard would report to the auditorium, and students in the cafeteria would move into the serving lines.

A week prior, on Oct. 11, MSD was put on a “secure” code due to suspicious threats over the phone being made to schools across the county, although no students or staff were affected.

At 1:03 p.m., Kefford and Assistant Principal Jay Milmed concluded the drill over the P.A. system, and classes resumed as normal, with students attending their 8th period for the remainder of the school day.