District News

Lockdown Drill at Harrison High School

Posted on: February 27, 2019
Safety

On February 27, Harrison High School and Harrison Junior School were placed on a soft lockdown to bring multiple K-9 units in to do a sweep of our secondary campus. 

A “soft lockdown” means that all exterior doors are double-checked for security, classrooms doors are locked and teachers continue teaching in the classrooms – as per normal.  While the K-9 units sweep inside and outside (parking lot) of the school building, we do keep kids in their classrooms and teachers continue to teach while the police are in our schools.  From the student stand point, not much changes. From an adult perspective, there is a heightened sense of vigilance and a heightened police presence in and around our schools.  We typically schedule several of these drills throughout the school year. 


The results of today’s sweep yielded no hits by the dogs – both inside and outside of the High School and Junior School.  We thank the Harrison Police Department and Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance with today’s sweep.

 

Please know that we will continue to push our focus on safety, each and every day. It is imperative that our students feel safe while in our care here at school.  We will also live our mission: “Academic and Social Growth for ALL Students, Every Day!”

 

If you have any questions, please contact me at matthew.lindley@southwestschools.org or by phone at 513-367-4831.

 

Matt Lindley

Principal, William Henry Harrison High School