Run, Hide, Fight Information

  • Shoreline Public Schools has updated its Emergency Preparedness Plan to include the Run, Hide, Fight protocols recommended by U.S. Department of Homeland Security, International Association of Chiefs of Police, Department of Education, Department of Justice, and the State of Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.

    The protocol was accompanied with training for each building’s staff by District staff and approved by Shoreline and Lake Forest Park Police Departments. The training is designed to provide comprehensive preparedness in the event of an intruder.  Staff will also be provided an age-appropriate training resource that will be presented to their students.

    The U.S. Department of Education recommends in their report, Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plan, that schools need to plan beyond the traditional lockdown, and provide guidance for all options, such as: evacuating, barricading, running, hiding and fighting.

    While the word “fight” is in the name of this nationally recognized and recommended emergency preparedness model, staff are given this response as an option when faced with imminent life-threatening danger.  Students will not be trained or asked to attempt to subdue an intruder.

    Because the safety of our students and staff is our top priority, we continually adapt our plans and trainings to incorporate recommended protocols and best practices to support safety throughout each of our schools.

    If you have any questions, please Safety and Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Chuck Goodwin at or 206-393-4237.