Last week large parts of the Central Plateau went into lockdown, with police asking people in Ohakune, Waiouru and Raetihi to stay indoors during the manhunt for wanted criminal Dolphy Kohu and his accomplices. The group went on the run from police, later ramming a police car, shooting at the two officers inside, and then stealing the police car and attempting to flee in it.
Blair Dravitski is the principal of Ohakune School, and was forced to go into lockdown as the events played out. CLICK HERE to listen to the audio on Radio New Zealand of his account of the event, and the process the school went through to reassure parents using School-links.
Although lockdowns are not a common occurrence for New Zealand schools, having an emergency plan in place will help to handle this type of situation professionally and easily.
Download the emergency white paper for tips on how to stay prepared for unforeseen circumstances.