Individualized Emergency and Lockdown Plans for Special Needs Students

Individualized Emergency and Lockdown Plans for Special Needs Students

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Evan Kirksey started this petition to Governor Michael L. Parson and

Throughout the US today, there is an immense push for a program called "Run, Hide, Fight." In the case of an active shooter situation, students should first try to run, hide if necessary, and fight if they must. It sounds simple enough, but this program completely disregards the students who can't physically accomplish these actions. 

Over 6.7 million students aged 3-21 received special education services in America just last year. Schools are struggling to come up with evacuation and emergency protocol for these students with disabilities--or worse, they aren't thinking of the issue at all. Since Columbine, there is a longstanding history of special needs students losing their lives in school shootings, primarily because there is no plan in place to evacuate them. It is imperative that we begin to prioritize the needs of these students with special needs, because no one deserves to feel unprotected.

This petition is advocating for legislation to require schools to develop and implement individualized emergency and lockdown procedures (IELP's) for any student who needs them. Parents and educators must collaborate on these individualized plans, ensuring EVERY student is safe and taken care of.

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