National Terrorism Advisory System
WMASD Anticipated Response to National Terrorism Advisory System
the federal government issues a National Terrorism Advisory for an
elevated and imminent threat, West Mifflin Area School District may
institute one or more of the following measures-in addition to the
security measures already in place:
- Assess threat level to determine status of school openings and closings.
building security. A number of actions may be taken, depending on the
nature of the critical event. Among possible measures are restricted
visitor access with staffed entries, limited parking near buildings,
and enhanced exterior security (including lockdown drills). School
security forces will be deployed to respond to the incident.
staff, parent, and community communication. WMASD will use all
available means (including its web site, e-mail distribution, hot line,
telephone trees, and the media) to communicate quickly and effectively
with parents and the community about the health and safety of students
and staff members.
all outside activities and field trips if schools are open.
Cancellations could also include academies, community programs and
critical emergency needs under the direction of public safety
officials and in accordance with WMASD Emergency Management Security
and Safety Plan. A variety of
means are available to protect students and staff members, depending on
the event, including evacuation, shelter-in-place, or lock-down.
parent-child reunification process, if necessary. If children have
been evacuated from a school, an appropriate site will be established
where children can be reunited with their families. Parents will be
notified and will need to present identification when they pick up