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OAKLAND AVIATION

HIGH SCHOOL

 

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

June 2006

 

 

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR EMERGENCIES

 

Emergency Procedures must be posted in every classroom.

Evacuation maps must be posted in all rooms and hallways.

 

1.     These instructions apply to emergency situations other than fire or natural disasters.

 

2.     If you are the first to discover the emergency, immediately contact the Main Office by phone, look in the hallway for a security person, or send a messenger to the office.  If it is a life threatening situation, remain calm, dial for help or send a messenger. 

 

3.     Teachers should not leave classroom to seek help.  Send an adult aide or student as messenger if you do not have a working telephone in your room.

 

4.     Definition of Lockdown.  When staff is instructed per, "Kay Nomuora has left the building” by PA or other means to bring people into classrooms or buildings, lock the doors and close the drapes or curtains (if your room is so equipped).

 

5.     Lockdown instructions - See next page.

 

6.     Staff will be notified of specifics of the emergency situation as quickly as possible.  Wait for instructions for your room or building.  Do not open locked door to any plain clothed adult who claims to be with the police without first asking for police identification.

 

7.     Your "buddy" teacher may be able to assist you when appropriate.

 

8.     When the emergency is over, all students and staff members who witnessed the incident must fill out a “Witness Incident Report”.

 

9.     Keep witnesses from talking with each other about incident.

 

10. Use common sense.  As an extreme example, silently motioning for students to exit the classroom will keep everybody safer than      someone yelling, "Run for your lives!"

 

 

FIRE EVACUATION PROCEDURES

 

Fire drills are held once a month under the agreement and supervision of the Oakland Fire Department.  False alarms should be treated as regular fire drills until such false alarms is identified by the Principal.

 

FIRE EVACUATION SIGNAL:  Fire Alarm Sound and Flashing Lights

 

Overview of process:

At the signal teachers lead students from classrooms along designated Primary Evacuation Routes or Alternate Evacuation Routes.  Teachers will be certain that all students leave room and the room door is closed.  All classes will congregate at their designated location in the parking lot across the street from the school building.

 

  1. When you hear the Fire Alarm Sound, teachers must lead their classroom students outside the building in an orderly fashion by following your designated Primary Route (solid lines).  Only use your Alternate Route (dotted lines) if there is an obstruction on your designated route.

 

  1. Teachers must maintain their classroom students in order when exiting the building.  Students should move at a swift and safe pace, and use handrails when moving down stairways.  Students with special accommodation must be assisted in the stairway using the left or the right side of the stairway (or elevator if safe).

 

  1. Teachers must take a roll of your classroom students immediately after congregating at your designated place in the parking lot across Earhart Road.  Keep your students in line and under control during roll and report any injured or unaccounted students on your “Fire/Earthquake Emergency Report” and forward it to the Principal immediately.

 

  1. The Principal will only released the classroom back into the building when it is safe and approved by the Oakland Fire Department.  Your classroom will return when your classroom students are in line and in good order.

 

  1. If the Fire Evacuation Signal sounds during lunch, or any time when students are not in the building.  They must not enter the building under any circumstances.  Teachers and students will congregate in the parking lot at the Advisory teacher’s designated location.  Advisory teachers will take role and be responsible for their advisory students.  Any students who are unaccounted for must be reported to the Principal immediately.

 

WE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL STUDENTS IN AN

EMERGENCY

 

 

EARTHQUAKE PROCEDURES

SIGNALS:

            Earthquake Signal: Intercom or Bullhorn Signal

            Evacuate Building:  Fire Drill Signal

            All Clear: Intercom or Bullhorn Signal

 

Most Bay Area earthquakes are small and only last a few seconds.  If we experiences a large earthquake, teachers must use their best judgment and common sense.  Be knowledgeable of OAHS Emergency Procedures guidelines and post it in the classroom.

IF THERE IS AN EARTHQUAKE (Teachers: Please remember those students who requires special accommodation during the Emergency)

  1. Students and teachers in the classroom are to duck and cover, drop to the floor go under a desk or tables, and cover their heads and necks.  Keep away from the windows if possible to prevent getting injured by any broken glass and please DO NOT stand in the doorway.

 

  1. Keep students safe, calm and in good order as much as possible.  The students will be relying on you for instructions during this time.

 

  1. Quickly assess any damages in your classroom and apply first aid to any students that required attention. All injuries must be documented on the “Injury Report Form”.  Basic First Aid Kits must be kept in your classroom and should be easy to locate.

 

  1. Report the injured student to the Principal if they cannot be moved from your classroom.  Do not move anyone who has back injury.

 

  1. Students that are at lunch must stay out in the yard and must never go back inside the building.  They will congregate according to their Advisory and remain in the parking lot at their Advisory Teacher’s designated place in the parking lot.  Advisory teachers will take role and supervise students until the emergency is over.  Any students who are unaccounted for must be reported to the Principal. 

 

  1. Do not release any students under your supervision unless the parent/guardian has come for the student.  Parents/Guardians must notify the Site Coordination Team to add their student to the list of “Released Students to their Parents/Guardians”.

 

  1. If the emergency continues, Teachers with assigned duties and responsibility under such emergency will take their post according to the guidelines. (Teachers assigned duties who are still supervising students, will be replaced and relieved of supervisory duty.)

 

  1. Return to the building only as directed by the principal.

 

WE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL STUDENTS IN AN EMERGENCY

 

 

LOCKDOWN INSTRUCTIONS

 

 

Lockdown Steps During Class Hours

 

1.   Announcement on the Intercom or Bullhorn, "ALL STAFF, KAY NOMORA HAS LEFT THE BUILDING!”

2.   Do not stop to ask why, just act.

3.   Bring in students from immediate area

4.   Lock classroom or building doors.

5.   Close drapes.

6.   Do not allow students or adults to leave classroom.

7.   Wait for further instructions, which will come over the Intercom of Bullhorn, by phone, Principal, or police.  Any attempt to communicate with Administration at this time will delay further instructions, so please resist the temptation.

 

 

Lockdown Steps During a Break, Before Or After School

1.   Announcement on the Intercom or Bullhorn,  "ALL STAFF, GO TO A LOCKDOWN STATUS".

2.   Report to the next classroom assignment unless directed to alternate location.

3.   If you are directed to go to alternate location, do so immediately.  Do not stop by your classroom for students or roll book.

4.   Bring in students from immediate area.

5.   Lock classroom or building doors.

6.   Close drapes.

7.   Do not allow students or adults to leave classroom.

8.   Wait for further instructions that will come over the Intercom, bullhorn, by phone, Administration, or police.  Any attempt to communicate with Administration at this time will delay further instructions, so please resist the temptation.

 

 

 

 

 

                                   BOMB THREAT

Suspicious Object

 

1.   Do not touch object.

2.   Keep all people a safe distance away from object.  Do not allow anyone to approach to look at device.

3.   Notify Deans, Security, Administration immediately by messenger.  The Principal or police officer will decide who will inspect the object.

 

Notification Of Bomb Threat

 

1.   No transmission on any radios or cellular phones.  This could activate bomb.

2.   Lockdown may be called.

3.   Wait for PA instructions or room by room evacuation which will be made by Administration or police.

 

Unknown Phone Caller

 

1.  Obtain as much information as possible from the caller, such as

     a.  When is the bomb to explode?

     b.  Where is the bomb?

     c.  What kind of bomb is it?

     d.  What does it look like?

     e.  Why is the bomb being placed?

 

     Try to describe the caller's sex, age, and tone from his/her voice, and whether it is familiar or not.  Background noise should be noted.

 

2.  Notify the Principal immediately.

3.  The Principal notifies the Police Department (911).

4.  Police will interview the person who received the call.  Police will also direct the school staff and issue additional orders if necessary.


 

THREATS TO SCHOOL EMPLOYEES

 

 

A student who threatens to inflict injury upon a school employee is subject to suspension or expulsion from school.  Verbal abuse of a teacher in the presence of other school personnel or students on school premises or at any school-related activity is a misdemeanor.  It is the duty of a school employee to report an attack, an assault, or a menace by a student promptly to law enforcement authorities.  Failure to do so is a misdemeanor.  Any person discouraging such a report is guilty of a misdemeanor (State Ed. Code 44014).

 

You are threatened

 

1.   Immediately report the incident to the Principal

 

2.   Principal will advise you on the next steps to take.

 

You Witness/Overhear a threat

 

1.     Immediately tell Principal.

 

2.     Document what you saw or heard in an incident report.

 

3.     Keep witnesses from talking with each other about incident.

 

(The Police Department or Principal will interview witnesses individually. This is extremely important for prosecution process.)

 

 

 

 


 

GUNFIRE ON CAMPUS

 

Walk-On Shooting

 

1.   Duck and Cover if in immediate area of gunfire.

 

2.   Lockdown.

 

3.   Phone ext. 3201 or dial main office if you have a telephone in your room.

 

4.   Lockdown for campus will be called.

 

5.  Wait for room by room evacuation which will be made by Administration or police.

 

6.   Keep witnesses from talking with each other about incident.

(The Police Department or Principal will interview witnesses individually. This is extremely important for prosecution process.)

 

 

Drive-By Shooting

 

1.   Duck and Cover if in immediate area of gunfire.

 

2.   Lockdown will be called.

 

3.   Wait for instructions.

 

4.   Keep witnesses from talking with each other about incident.

 

(The Police Department or Principal will interview witnesses individually.  This is extremely important for prosecution process.)

 


 

 

HOSTAGE INCIDENT

 

IF YOU ARE IN AN AREA WHERE A HOSTAGE SITUATION IS EMERGING, LEAVE THE AREA!  GET TO A SAFE AREA, THEN CALL FOR HELP.

 

 

Classroom, Office, Or Area Held Hostage

 

1.   Do not make sudden moves.  Try to keep students calm.

 

2.   Do what captor asks.

 

3.   Do not try to send student out for help unless permitted to do so by captor.

 

4.   Ask captor's permission for any actions.

 

5.   Wait for police to negotiate.

 

 

Remainder Of Campus

 

1.   Lockdown.

2.   Instructions for Duck and Cover may be made for certain rooms.

 

3.   Wait for room by room evacuation which will be made by Administration or Police.

 


 

PSYCHOTIC/NARCOTIC/SUICIDAL STUDENT

 

1.   Phone main office you have a telephone in your room.

 

2.   Get other students out of classroom or area.  You may be able to accomplish this by quietly signaling students individually or by rows (If disturbed student's attention is focused away from exit).

 

3.   Try to calm individual by talking softly and pulling drapes closed to visually isolate person from outside.  Turning off lights can be very helpful with student suspected of narcotic use.

 

4.   Do not approach individual without his/her permission.

 

5.   With a narcotics situation, asking non-related questions along with normal questions can keep individual's mind occupied and off track while you are waiting for help.

 

6.   Wait for Principal or police to remove student.  If student becomes violent, leave room or area.

 

 

RAPE

Stranger Abduction

 

1.   Phone Main Office you have a telephone in your room.  Contact security on your floor, send a messenger to the Office.

 

2.   Bring the victim into a safe area, such as an office, lounge, or empty classroom.

 

3.   Preserve the scene of the crime.

 

4.   Do not discuss details.  Allow the victim to speak and offer information.

 

5.   Keep witnesses from talking with each other about incident.

 

(The Police Department or Principal will interview witnesses individually.  This is extremely important for prosecution process.)

Date Rape

 

1.   Phone the Principal if you have a telephone in your room.

 

2.   Bring the victim into a safe area, such as an office, lounge, or empty classroom.

 

3.   Do not assess blame.  Be sympathetic and listen.

 

4.   Allow the victim to speak and offer information.

 

5.   Keep witnesses from talking with each other about incident.

 

(The Police Department or Principal will interview witnesses individually.  This is extremely important for prosecution process.)

 

 

RIOT/GANG INCIDENT

 

When Tensions Are High, Groups Banding Together, No Fighting

1.   During breaks, be visible, stand outside door as students come to classroom.

2.   Bells may be sounded early to break up groups and get students moving to classrooms.  Open classroom doors early whenever possible.

 

When A Very Significant Incident Has Occurred

1.   Lockdown.  If during a break, teachers immediately report to next classroom unless directed to alternate location.

2.   Follow lockdown procedures.

3.   Wait for instructions.

4.   When emergency is over, staff should fill out an Incident Report Form at the end of this handbook for any student or staff member who witnessed the incident.

5.   Keep witnesses from talking with each other about incident.

 

(The Police Department or Pricipal will interview witnesses individually.  This is extremely important for prosecution process.)

 

 

VIOLENT STUDENT IN THE

CLASSROOM/AREA - UNARMED

 

Fight Between Students

 

1.   Phone the main office, contact the Principal, look for security person in your hallway, contact your buddy teacher.

2.   Get other students out of immediate danger if possible, have them leave classroom/area if necessary.  Send to "buddy" teacher's room if appropriate.

 

Violent Student Vandalizing Classroom Or Office

 

1.        Phone the main office, look for the security person in your hallway.

 

2.        Get all students out of classroom/office if possible.

 

3.   Personal safety comes first.  Do not physically confront student without assistance from Administration, Security, or Police.

 

4.   If all students are evacuated and you feel endangered, leave room.

 

Student Threatening A Teacher

 

1.     Phone the main office if you have a telephone in your room.  Do not leave the classroom yourself to get help.

 

2.     If possible, motion other students to start exiting classroom.

 

3.     Do not physically confront student.  Wait for help from Principal, Security, or Police.

 

4.     Fill out incident report for the Dean’s office, make police report.

 


 

WEAPON ON CAMPUS -

SUSPICION OR SIGHTING

 

By Board of Education policy, weapons on school campus or at a school sponsored activity are prohibited.  Any person who carries or offers a switchblade knife for sale is guilty of a misdemeanor.  Every person who draws or exhibits a firearm or any deadly weapon in a threatening manner or uses it in a fight is guilty of a misdemeanor.  It is illegal to carry a concealed deadly weapon, such as slingshot, metal knuckles, studded hand apparel, metal pipe or bar used as a club.  Bringing or possessing any firearm, loaded or unloaded, on school grounds by any person other than a peace officer is unlawful and the student will be suspended and referred for expulsion.

 

 

1.   Phone the main office, look for security person in your area, REMAIN CALM  Do not disclose your suspicion to student.

 

2.   Security, Principal, or police will remove student from classroom area.  The student will be searched away from students and teachers.

 

3.   If a weapon is drawn in the classroom or office, react as in a hostage situation unless individual drawing weapon will allow people to leave premises.

 

4.   If student is threatening one particular person, quietly try to get other student out of room or immediate area.

 

 

5.      Pay attention to what the suspicious person is wearing.  Be able to give a description to authorities.