Why Lockdown?: The Reason Lockdown Drills Are Necessary

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Lorelei A., Staff Writer

We have drills for natural disasters, such as earthquakes and fires. But what about the drills for man-made disasters? On Wednesday, November 14th, a lockdown drill will occur at our school at 10:00 in the morning. School lockdowns, unfortunately, are essential to further make sure that students are prepared for any situation. These situations can include gas leaks to even armed persons on campus. Our society, if you think about it, decides what is safe and what is not, putting trust into others and themselves to make sure to carry out the standards that were set. In reality, anything that is supposedly safe, such as schools, could be made dangerous. And while that is a somewhat frightening thought, common sense and social rules prevent most from proceeding down that path. It is, although, always best to be prepared.