Some students said it can be startling when the emergency alarm goes off.
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Sometimes, though, students can tell it's a drill because teachers look less worried, he said.
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But he does try to get students to learn to be patient.
Sixth grader Joseph Burns said, "It can be a little scary, but you try to shake it off."
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As with the other drills, the idea of a lockdown is to teach students what to do in an emergency, said Shauna Smith. She is the risk management coordinator for the district.
It can be scary, fourth grader Halley Feezer said, because students don't know whether it is a drill.
"The idea is make it tough to figure out where kids are at, which rooms have kids in them, which ones don't," Bain Principal Todd Burns said. "If someone wants to get in the building, (we want) to make it as difficult as possible to find any kids or staff members."
"If I have issues with kids who aren't taking it seriously, it's at the older grade levels because they think, 'Oh, it's just a drill. We just have to go through this,'" he said. "The littler kids seem to take it much more seriously."
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The district has been running the drills for 10 to 12 years, she said.
After the drills end, classes talk about what has happened, Burns said. If students have any concerns caused by the drill, they can talk about it then or meet with the school counselor later.
"In a real lockdown, it could be a minute to all day long," he said. "Kids need to understand that they need to sit for a little bit."
But after a few minutes, the drills can get a little boring, she added.
the drills, Burns said. When possible, students are in their own classrooms or with their teachers.
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The entire building is checked for lights, drawn blinds and locked doors in four minutes.
But that doesn't happen very often, he said.
and a quick check through the window of a classroom door shows no one inside.
Principal Todd Burns said the drills are something that stays fresh for administrators. They tweak procedures every time there is an incident, like a school shooting.
review their emergency responses every year, she said. The drills were created with advice from organizations like the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.
Bain and other schools in Laramie County School District No. 1 do at least two such drills every year, along with fire, tornado and earthquake trainings.
"It's something, unfortunately, that we have to keep in the front of our minds more often than we used to," he said.
Then everything goes still.
CHEYENNE As the emergency whistles blow at Bain Elementary, there are moments of frenzied activity as students and staff on the playground rush for classrooms.
The drills have been part of their school experience since they started, students said.
"The goal, like with a fire drill, is everybody knows what to do; it's ingrained and there's no panic," she said. "We want everyone to feel comfortable, to know and have that knowledge to best protect students."
The elementary is in the middle of a lockdown drill, this one based on the premise that the school was called by the central office and told to shut down, Burns said.
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