In the event of a lockdown situation, The Boys & Girls Club of Waynesboro, Staunton, and Augusta County staff will insure that members are secure within the building. A lockdown order can only be placed by the Executive Director, except in the event of a sudden unexpected threat that prevents open communication, at which point, the decision to lockdown much be made by a Unit Director. Our goal is safe care, custody and accountability of children. In a lockdown, the exterior door will be secured and incoming phone calls may not be answered. No one other than law enforcement or other emergency personnel will be admitted into the building during a lockdown. Members will be kept inside predesignated locked rooms with the blinds drawn. No one will leave the classrooms or secure area within the building until the lockdown is lifted unless they are being evacuated by emergency personnel. The lockdown will lifted only by the Executive Director. When the lockdown is lifted, parents may come to the Club to pick up their children. Lockdowns may be practiced during the year.
The Unit Director should be notified immediately. The Unit Director will gather information and make a determination of further action. If an obvious threat occurs, the Unit Director will notify police (911) immediately. The area will be secured, no one will be allowed to enter or leave, and staff will remain on the scene of the incident.