Released by the Castro Valley Unified School District
The safety and welfare of students and employees is a top concern for the .
The district, in collaboration with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, will conduct a violent intruder drill on Thursday, April 19 on the campus.
The primary objective of the drill is to prepare students and CVHS staff members on how to safely respond in the event an unexpected violent intruder invaded the campus. During this drill, the school will initiate classroom lockdown protocols with a Sheriff Deputy portraying himself as an active shooter on campus.
When planning this drill, staff has taken into serious consideration that this is the inaugural violent intruder drill. The drill will simulate a violent intruder on campus; however, the drill will not replicate an actual shooter so as not to traumatize students.
During the drill, Alameda County Sheriff Office deputies will also simulate as immediate responders. Other Sheriff Office staff will assess and evaluate staff and student responses during the drill.
On Thursday afternoon, during a faculty meeting, staff and the Sheriff’s department will assess and provide immediate feedback to the CVHS faculty and administrative team.