School Security Expert Chris Dorn Shares Tips on School Lockdowns in Campus Safety Magazine

Campus Safety Magazine has just published a feature article 9 Tips to Improve School Lockdowns written by my son, Chris Dorn.  A well-known school security expert, Chris has published five books on school safety and has worked in Mexico, Bolivia, Canada, England, France, South Africa and Vietnam. 

In his well-written article on school lockdowns, 9 Tips to Improve School Lockdowns, Chris outlines a variety of ways to improve lockdowns based on assessment, evaluation and research.  Too many schools rely on lockdown concepts that have been found to be unreliable such as the popular but unrealistic lockout/lockdown concept.

We hope this article will help school and public safety officials improve their lockdown capabilities because school lockdowns are still one of the most powerful tools we have to prevent mass casualty loss of human life from school shootings and other acts of violence.


About Michael Dorn

Michael Dorn serves as the Executive Director of Safe Havens International, a non-profit school safety center. The author of 27 books on school safety, Michael’s campus safety work has taken him to 11 countries over the past 34 years.