Shelton's Safety Information

Safety Information


An Active Shooter or Critical Incident can happen anywhere, at any time.

Shelton isn't immune to the risk, thus a reason for a proactive approach is necessary on every level.

Before an Incident

Personal Safety For Staff

  • Be Alert
  • Be Attentive to your surroundings
  • Be Observant of behaviors and things that seem out of place
  • Wear Identification
  • Require Visitor Identification
  • Keep doors locked
  • Close/Lock doors when not in the classroom
  • Carry keys on your person
  • Review contents of the classroom evacuation bag, add items you feel you and your students will need
  • Review emergency reference guide (colored flip chart)
  • Do not prop open exterior doors

See Something - Say Something! Report it - Don't share it (on Social Media)

Action Plan

  • Assess your space
  • Locate all possible exits
  • Identify hiding locations and possible barriers
  • Note items that can be used as weapons
  • Map out evacuation route, plan at least 2 different routes evacuating in different directions.

During an Incident

  •  Stay Calm
  • Move Swiftly


  • If it is Safe to run away do so
  • If there is an escape route, move quickly to a safe area
  • If a staff is present, follow their instructions
  • Escape by exits or windows
  • Leave your belongings behind
  • Help others escape
  • Prevent and warn others along the way about the danger
  • Run to any safe area. This may mean running off campus to a nearby home or business
  • Call 911 when safe to do so

When an attacker is spotted:

  • Hide until help arrives
  • Lock and/or barricade your door
  • Silence all electronic devices
  • Hide behind large objects
  • Remain calm and quite
  • Your hiding place should be out of attackers view, provide protection, not trap or restrict your options
  • Lock and barricade the door, turn off lights and close blinds
  • Do not leave the area until given the all-clear signal


  • Fight as a last resort
  • Attempt to incapacitate the attacker
  • Improvise weapons, use any means
  • Commit to your actions

When Law Enforcement Arrives

  • Remain calm
  • Keep hands visible
  • Avoid pointing or yelling
  • Know that help for injured is on the way

Incident Duration usually lasts 5-12 minutes
Police arrive on the scene in 2-7 minute

  • 700 S. First St., Shelton, WA 98584
  • p: 360-426-1687
  • f: 360-427-8610

The Shelton School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Linda Arnold, Executive Director of Human Resources. 360-426-1687. 700 S. 1st Street; Shelton, WA 98584. Complaint procedure can be found on this website under Board Policy #3210 (students) and #5010 (employees).

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