Local school preparing classrooms for lockdowns, emergency situations

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Quincy, IL (WGEM) — Do you ever wonder how prepared your child’s school is when they need to take shelter in an emergency situation, especially when it could last for hours?

Nurses at Quincy High School are taking action by making sure classrooms have access to emergency supplies with a lockdown kit. They are equipped with a CPR kit, emergency blanket, bleeding control kit, and a sanitation kit if the classroom does not have access to a bathroom.

“To start first-aid CPR right there,” said Tracy Schutte, QHS Regisitered Nurse. “To take care of that trauma victim, whether it be a gunshot, an accicent even, some type of trauma that’s happened to a student, that they can start that procedure right then.”

Nurses said they are currently training students and staff on how to use the supplies.

“There’s minutes that save lives, so we’re preparing our classrooms to do that right then and there,” said Schutte.

Schutte said as they continue to get funds they will continue to add supplies to the kits, such as, trauma scissors, food, and water.

WGEM Staff

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