Beachwood Schools Conducted Lockdown Drill This Month

Beachwood City Schools reports on safety procedures in the wake of Sandy Hook Elementary shooting.

Beachwood City Schools have complied with state law regarding crisis plans, said spokesperson Doug Levin.

The district conducted lockdown drills Dec. 7 and work closely with Beachwood Police on safety procedures.

The district reported today that police parked in the lots of their schools this morning. "We are fortunate to have the resources of the Department as a vital component of our school security plans. The presence of police officers and cruisers on our grounds today has been truly reassuring," Superintendent Rich Markwardt wrote.

"In the wake of tragedies such as the Connecticut shootings, we always revisit our own school safety provisions. Our goal is constantly to enhance building security," Markwardt added. 

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School safety is a hot topic of discussion following a 

NewsNet5 reported Monday that many Northeast Ohio school districts have not sent the Ohio Attorney General’s Office updated floor plans, or that they are illegible. Beachwood is not one of those districts.

If the district has an emergency, the district will use robocalls, text messaging and social media to contact parents, Levin said. Parents should make sure that their information is up to date on Infinite Campus.

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