School-crisis tier response codes are revamped
Camden County officials thought you might not. So on Thursday, county, school, law enforcement and public safety officials, assembled at Camden County College's Blackwood campus, unveiled language and procedures to be used to respond to emergencies.
"As a parent, I want to know what is going on and the severity of the situation," said Freeholder Scot McCray. "The new system will provide moms and dads with a clearer picture of what is happening in their kid's school when a situation is reported."
The new system replaces code speech with plainer talk.
A Tier II lockdown - students stay in classrooms, the hallways are clear, and no outsiders are allowed in - will be called shelter in place. A Tier III lockdown - students are told to take cover - will be called a lockdown.
The new system will be effective countywide.
- Rita Giordano