Southampton High School Conducts Lockdown Drill Tuesday Afternoon

Scheduled drill lasts about 18 minutes.

At 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, Southampton High School went on lockdown as part of an unannounced drill that lasted about 18 minutes, Superintendent J. Richard Boyes, Ed.D., said

Dr. Boyes said only four or five people knew about the drill before it happened, to properly test the school's procedures, whether the school was secured, and whether everyone acted as they should. If anyone did not do what they were supposed to, a note was taken so it could be addressed and corrected, he said.

Det. Sgt. Herman Lamison of the Southampton Village Police Department joined the drill, Dr. Boyes said.

A message was sent to parents who subscribe to the school's ConnectED notification system during the drill to let them know what was going on.

On Dec. 18, 2012, just hours after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., the high school carried out a lockdown drill that happened to be scheduled that day.

Dr. Boyes said Tuesday that security drills will continue to be conducted frequently.

SlaminPan February 05, 2013 at 07:41 PM
Between the thug wannabes you have at the door to the high school and now a drill that probably scared the heck out of kids, you had better watch what you Keystone Kops are up to over there. It makes no sense to hold a secret lock down drill that you instructed the parents about as it was in progress. The implication is that the parents are not trustworthy enough to allow you to conduct a test with the cooperation of the students. The problem here is not the parents and the students, it is a culture of ineptness and misplaced political correctness on behalf of the adults in charge


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