Teachers don’t need to be afraid. They just need to move faster!

The 7 Second Lockdown Program enables your school to lockdown in 7 seconds by following 4 simple progression & proficiency drills that last only 3 minutes and 30 seconds from start to clear and won't scare anyone or disrupt the educational process!

Find a training near you!

1 Day (8 hours)

Credit Hours

7 Credit Hours

who should attend
Safety Team Members
SRO's/Law enforcement

Register 3 or more participants and receive the same number of free seats!

why attend

The 7 Second Lockdown

When it comes to a lockdown, schools must move faster!

On average, teachers take approximately 38 seconds to close and lock their doors and move students into a hide position. The 7 Second Lockdown procedures enable your school to lockdown in 7 seconds by following 4 simple progression & proficiency drills that last only 3 minutes and 30 seconds from start to clear and won't scare anyone or disrupt the educational process!

Teachers don’t need to be afraid. They just need to move faster.

The 7 Second Lockdown treats the teacher as the hero of the story and builds on the inherent qualities of our teachers instead of working against them. It doesn’t use the fear of violence or failure to motivate teachers. The 7 Second Lockdown conditions them to be able to accomplish the few necessary and critical lifesaving tasks in 7 seconds or less.

Adopt The 7 Second Lockdown Procedures and learn the following:
  • The art of utilizing progression drills to quickly enhance skills.
  • The two elements that make a perfect lockdown.
  • Why you should hold a lockdown drill for no longer than 3 minutes.
  • Tips, tricks, and hacks used by others to speed up the lockdown.
  • How to respond to violence that is close/far from your classroom.
  • The 3 strategies used by teachers who have survived a school attack.
  • 5 critical reasons why school attacks demand a faster lockdown.
  • Assessing the protective quality of each classroom door.
  • How to mitigate the risks of classroom doors with poor protective quality.
  • Seamlessly merging the 7 Second Lockdown into your current procedures.
  • And so much more

Praise for the 7 Second Lockdown

What's Included

Continued Support

We'll help you as much as you need to perfect the 7 Second Lockdown from problem solving, modifying your procedures to match school, district, state requirements, and even coming onsite to help run a drill.

4 Progression & Proficiency Drills

We’ll give you 4 progression drills that will enable you to progress from achieving a perfect lockdown in 21 seconds, 17 seconds, 12 seconds, and finally 7 Seconds.

Plans & Worksheets

You'll receive a specific plan with step-by-step procedures for each drill as well as the following:

-- A specific script for each drill to be announced over the PA.

-- Brief staff letter with specific instructions & expectations for each drill.

-- Brief teacher/staff self evaluation worksheet for each specific drill.

-- Parent email/letter describing the goals for each specific drill.


Topics & Outline

Course consists of instruction and practical application

  • The 4 Elements Necessary to Prevent a School Attack
  • The Art of Utilizing Progression Drills to Quickly Enhance Skills
  • The Two Elements That Make a Perfect Lockdown
  • Why You Should Hold a Lockdown Drill for no Longer Than 3 Minutes
  • 5 Critical Reasons Why School Attacks Demand a Faster Lockdown
  • Tips, Tricks, and Hacks Used by Others to Speed up the Lockdown
  • How to Distinguish and Respond to Violence that is Close or Far From Your Classroom
  • Assessing the Protective Quality of Each Classroom Door
  • How to Mitigate the Risks of Classroom Doors with Poor Protective Quality
  • The 3 Strategies Used by Teachers who have Survived a School Attack
  • Seamlessly Merging the 7 Second Lockdown into your Current Procedures
  • Practical Application: 7 Second Lockdown

  • Conclusion, Certificates, Credit Hour Sheets (law enforcement)

Registration Fee

Have any questions? Call 540-577-7200

$395 per person*

*For liability as well as to ensure the effective implementation of the progression drills, at least one person from each individual school using the materials must attend the training.

Fee includes the following:

7 hours of instruction.
Materials with printing rights.
Continued support from Don Shomette.
Certificate and credit hours (as permitted by your state).

Register 3 or more and receive the same number in free seats!

Schools and police departments that register and pay for 3 or more participants, will receive the same number in free seats.

For example, if you register 6 you get 6 free seats to the trainings!

Seats can be shared across the district as well as with the law enforcement officers who provide service for your schools!

$5,875 per school

Don will personally train your teachers and staff how to effectively utilize the 7 Second Lockdown! Don will introduce the program to your staff, train your teachers to use the procedures, help lead drills, and debrief with key personnel.

For districts that would like to prepare multiple schools at the same time, the fee is $5,875 for the first school and then an additional $750 per school.

Host an event and receive 2 free seats!

Hosting a class is super easy! All you have to do is to provide a classroom and help advertise via your established networks. We'll do the rest. We create the flyer, registration page, process registrations, and handle all payments.

There's no fee to host an event.
Minimum class size is 15 and max is whatever the room can comfortably hold.
Call 540-577-7200 or email to get the ball rolling!

Additional Questions?

Please call 540-577-7200 or email and let us know how we can help!

Quick Tips

Blogs, Videos, Podcasts, and other Helpful Resources!

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Surviving an Attack

5 Minute Read


I'm Going to Kill You!

How do I know if this is just words or something more?

8 Minute Read


Should I Change My Safety Plans?

70% of all school attackers are students and know exactly what we do in a lockdown. Does that mean we should change them?

6 Minute Read


Should Teachers Be Armed?

Part 1 of a 3 part Video Series

15 Minutes



PO BOX 474 Radford, VA 24143

Phone and text

(540) 577-7200


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