The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District will conduct a District–Wide Lockdown Drill today at 1:15 p.m.
According to the district website, if an emergency situation occurs in or near a school that threatens student or staff safety, the school may initiate what is called a "Lockdown" which can be an effective way to keep students and staff safe during a dangerous situation.
During a lockdown all doors are locked and windows are covered.
Students and staff remain quiet in their classrooms, on the floor and away from doors and windows.
No one is permitted to enter or leave the school until advised by local authorities – and that will be enforced during this drill.
If you have any specific questions or concerns about the school's plan, the district reccomends contacting your school's principal.