ASD Classroom Lock-Down or CODE RED procedure:
In our school, a lock-down or CODE RED is when all students and staff sit quietly in a safe place in their classrooms with the doors locked and out of sight from hallway, doors and windows. The reason we would need to have a CODE RED would be because there was an intruder in the school building and we are not sure if they are a safe person. It is very rare that we would need to use this procedure, but it is always VERY IMPORTANT that we practice it once in a while so everyone knows what to do – just like we practice fire drills. It’s important to go over the procedure with students so their immediate reaction to a lock-down/ “code red” announcement is as automatic as when the fire alarm goes off.
*14 page social story explaining exactly what the student is expected to do during the lock-down drill. *There is also a page highlighting what the student should do if they are not in the classroom when we have a lock-down.
*The last page is a Lock-Down Drill Safety Quick Check to assess students understanding of the procedure and expectations.
I made a copy of this social story for each of my students; they really liked having their very own color copy! I hope you find this social this is helpful
Created in a word doc so you can easily edit the social story to include your school/classroom’s information.