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LPS has new warning system this fall

By: Megan Conway

MConway@klkntv.com 

"It gives people more confidence that they're being safer and making progress toward a safer outcome," said Joseph Wright, LPS Director of Security.

Starting this school year, Lincoln Public Schools will be using a new vocabulary in response to school incidents. The standard response protocol will be much clearer–what you see or what you hear is what you do.

The emergency responses include lockdown, lockout, evacuate and shelter.

Right now, workplaces and schools use different codes. This will be universal creating the safest environment possible for students and staff.

"When someone is under stress, you don't want to have to interpret what a coded word means. You want to know right away, under stress, what am I supposed to do," said Wright.

Sarpy County Schools are also making the transition away from the vague codes this school year. They join Scottsbluff, Wahoo and Bishop/Newman Schools that have already made the change.

Districts throughout the state can decide on their own if and when they want to make the change.

Parents with questions or concerns can visit a the website I Love You Guys Foundation website which explains everything.

 

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