State law requires districts to implement multi-hazard practice drills (e.g., fire, lockdown, active shooter, or evacuation drills) and encourages or requires inter-agency coordination.
Missouri Revised Statutes 160.453 Requirements for emergency system - public inspection of system authorized
- The earthquake emergency procedure system shall include, but not be limited to, all of the following:
(1) A school building disaster plan, ready for implementation at any time, for monitoring the safety and care of students and staff;
(2) An emergency exercise to be held at least twice each school year whereby students and staff simulate earthquake emergency conditions and the procedures for safety and protection to be implemented under such conditions; provided the department of education shall not require any school district to perform more than two earthquake preparedness drills during any one school year;
(3) Protective measures to be taken before, during and following an earthquake; and
(4) A program to ensure that the students and certificated and noncertificated employees of the school district are aware of, and properly trained in, the earthquake emergency procedure system.
- Each school district shall make available for public inspection during normal business hours its earthquake emergency procedure system.
Missouri Revised Statutes 170.315 Active shooter and intruder response training for schools program established purpose - mandatory drill to be conducted
3. All school personnel shall participate in a simulated active shooter and intruder response drill conducted and led by law enforcement professionals. Each drill may include an explanation of its purpose and a safety briefing. The training shall require each participant to know and understand how to respond in the event of an actual emergency on school property or at a school event. The drill may include:
(1) Allowing school personnel to respond to the simulated emergency in whatever way they have been trained or informed; and
(2) Allowing school personnel to attempt and implement new methods of responding to the simulated emergency based upon previously used unsuccessful methods of response.
4. All instructors for the program shall be certified by the department of public safety’s peace officers Standard training commission.
5. School districts and charter schools may consult and collaborate with law enforcement authorities, emergency response agencies, and other organizations and entities trained to deal with active shooters or potentially dangerous or armed intruders.