The safety and well-being of
students is paramount at Anne Arundel County Public Schools.
GANG AND GANG-LIKE ACTIVITY/
Anne Arundel County Public Schools (in cooperation with the
Anne Arundel County Police Department) has developed a
Safety Initiative, which will include a gang awareness
and education program. This program, entitled “What You Don’t’ Know Can Hurt
You, is now in place at schools throughout the county.
each school year, various drills are conducted at
every school to ensure that staff and students are
prepared in the event of an emergency. These drills
include monthly fire/evacuation drills.
addition, five drills with scenarios developed by
the school system’s Office of School Security and
based upon various possible emergency scenarios are
done each year. These include, but are not limited
evacuation for natural gas emergencies;
shelter for tornado and earthquake;
shelter for outside hazardous materials release;
lockout for danger outside of the school building
reverse evacuation back into the school for
students and staff outside;
lockdown for a person with a weapon inside of the
drills are discussed with staff prior to the drill,
evaluated once the drill is complete. In some cases,
the drills may be discussed with students before
they take place.
The AACPS school system,
individual schools and the Office of School Security are engaged in
collaborative partnerships with a variety of agencies, including the:
Arundel County and Annapolis police and fire departments
County State’s Attorney’s Office
Anne Arundel County Department of Health
Anne Arundel Mobile Crisis Response Unit
...to aid in the implementation
of prevention and awareness programs and assist students when emergency
incidents do occur.
and community members can be invaluable partners with the school system by
maintaining open lines of communication and keeping abreast of the latest trends
and recommended safety measures. Please explore the information on these
pages to find out more about safety programs, crime prevention, gang concerns,
and emergency procedures at Anne Arundel County Public Schools.