Wednesday Mar 24 2010
Placer High runs lockdown drill
By: Journal staff report
Students learn to duck and cover the windows
Earlier today, Placer High School students experienced what a lockdown would feel like if the need arises. For about 35 minutes the school underwent a lockdown drill, this morning. They students got under their desks and teachers closed window shades and locked doors. Police Capt. John Ruffcorn said he was pleased with the results of the drill. "It was a very effective drill,” Ruffcorn said. "The school did a great job planning it." Ruffcorn said four Auburn police officers assisted with the drill. Placer sophomore Cynthia Loza said she doesn’t have any fear of a real lockdown, but feels prepared in case one occurs. "We know what to do when there’s a lockdown now,” Loza said.