Boardman High School plans lockdown on Parkland school shooting anniversary
Boardman High School began the tradition of the Legacy Lockdown in 2018.
It is an event unique to Boardman.
It came to be after the Parkland, Florida school shooting that happened on February 14 of that same year. Seventeen people were killed on that day.The students of BHS worked to create something that would honor Parkland.
BHS says the purpose of the event is motivational, educational, and a call to action.
The event includes a state mandated lockdown drill, a spartan clap-out to honor first responders, and a chance for police and firefighters to interact with students during lunch.
The Legacy Lockdown start at 10:10 a.m. The lockdown drill will state at that time exactly. Boardman police and fire have been invited to attend the event, as well as the Mahoning County Sheriff's Department.
During the lockdown, first responders are encouraged to walk through the building and help check that doors are locked, lights are out, and classes are silent. After the drill, first responders will walk through the halls for the clap-out.