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Safety and Security

Welcome to Safety & Security

The safety of students and staff is a top priority in our school district.  Our staff works closely with the Safety Services in the City of Lorain to create safety plans that are continuously reviewed and updated.  We regularly practice safety drills and conduct safety-related discussions with students in a positive and age-appropriate manner.  In addition, all of our schools have state of the art safety and security systems in place for the protection of our students and staff.

The Lorain City Schools believe that open communication is a key element in maintaining safe learning environments.  To that end the district uses a Safety Hotline to allow students, parents and any other concerned parties to file an anonymous report regarding potential safety issues. Lorain City Schools also uses a parent notification system that can contact families via phone or email to provide regular updates or emergency messages.  

Frequently Asked Safety Questions

Q: What are lockdowns and what do the levels mean?
 A lockdown is a precautionary measure in response to a threat. There are three levels that vary depending on the type of threat indicated.  
  • LEVEL 1 Lockdown indicates a possible threat in the area near the school building.   In the course of a LEVEL 1 LOCKDOWN exterior doors and windows are to remain locked and no one is to enter or leave the building.  Normal school operations are to continue. 
  • LEVEL 2 Lockdown indicates a possible threat on the outside of the school building.  In the course of a LEVEL 2 LOCKDOWN doors and windows are to remain locked and no one is to enter or leave the building.  Staff and students are to remain in their designated areas and hallways should remain clear.
  • LEVEL 3 Lockdown indicates a possible threat on the inside of the school building. In the course of a LEVEL 3 LOCKDOWN all doors and windows are to remain locked and no one is to enter or leave the building.  Interior lights should be turned off.  Staff and students are to remain in their designated areas and hallways should remain clear.  

See Something, Say Something

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Need to report something suspicious? Text or call our anonymous SaferSchools Ohio tip line at:
 
The Lorain CIty Schools participates in SaferSchools Ohio, an anonymous tip line through the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Public Safety. The SaferOH tip line accepts calls and text message 24/7. 

Contact Us

Reuben Figueroa
District Safety Coordinator
440-830-4016

Jeff Hawks
Chief Operations Officer
440-233-2272
 
Lorain Police Department
School Resource Officer 
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