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Safety and security

Safety notice

Safety is the No. 1 priority in Lake Orion Community Schools and daily decisions are driven to create the best and safest learning environment.

We ask that all students, staff and visitors help us keep our buildings as safe as possible.

The school district has a three-pronged approach to safety and security, involving staff, law enforcement and families.

Emergency Phone Numbers

  • Emergency: 9-1-1
  • Orion Twp. Police Department
  • Oakland Twp. Police Department
    • Non-Emergency Dispatch: 248-858-4950
    • Oakland Township Substation: 248-652-4617: Business hours are M-F, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    • Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Main: 248-858-5000
  • Lake Orion Village Police: 248-693-8323

What LOCS is doing

Facility Security

  • Exterior doors secured during school hours
  • Buzzer/Cameras for main entry doors
  • Alarm systems
  • Staff identification
  • Visitor sign-in procedures – name tags
Emergency preparedness

Student support -- Elementary Schools

  • Character education
  • Bully prevention (Olweus)
  • Social Workers
  • Family/School Coordinators
  • Youth Assistance
  • School Psychologists

Student support -- Middle Schools

  • Character education
  • Bully prevention (Olweus)
  • Social Workers
  • Counselors
  • Family/School Coordinators
  • Youth Assistance
  • Teaming/Star Classes
  • SOS lessons
  • School Psychologists

Student support -- High Schools

  • School Psychologists
  • Social workers
  • Counselors
  • Star Classes
  • Clubs
  • Programs
    • Real Talk
    • Sources of Strength (SOS)

What first responders are doing

  • Ongoing communication and responsiveness
  • Police Liaison officers
  • Officers assigned to each facility
  • Presence at LOCS events
  • High school security 

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What families/parents can do

  • Keep firearms secure
  • Talk with child about emergency procedures at school, home
  • Encourage reporting of all threatening comments
  • OK2SAY - Confidential and anonymous reporting
  • Monitoring children's social media

Suicide Prevention

The state of Michigan has a suicide and crisis lifeline and Michigan Criss and Access Line: 988.

Information about the Suicide Prevention hotline is available on the state website.