We hear far too often about school events that result in children and school staff members spending hours in classrooms in "lockdown" mode.  Dumas Independent School District has taken steps to prepare administrators, faculty, staff for handling such incidents, and a "Classroom Lockdown Bucket" project is helping to provide items needed should a lockdown situation take place.

Dumas ISD Police Department Chief Larry Payne recently visited Walmart where the store manager Tim Swan presented him with a check for $1,500 to help with the project.

According to Chief Payne, the money received from Walmart will help replenish the Classroom Lockdown Buckets. Items what go into the buckets include a blanket, rubber gloves, hand sanitizer, trash bags, toilet paper, flash lights, wet wipes, Febreze®, small first aid kids, a case of bottled water, cheese crackers and alcohol cleaning pads.

While some items have a very long shelf life, other items have to be replaced more frequently, such as the cheese crackers and bottled water.

The Walmart store manager says it is important to get behind this project because "Walmart wants to help the community."

To learn more about this project, contact Dumas ISD Police Chief Larry Payne via email to larry.payne@dumasisd.org.

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