Whatever you have determined to be the decision making event that will cause you and your family to bug out will be altered by mostly inept school leaders. When children are at school or elsewhere that "prepped parents" can not get to them, the bugout plan flies out the window, simply because they are under the control of others who most likely do not share a prepping philosophy and can refuse to release your child. Consequently, school personnel may unwittingly put the children in harms way without realizing it due to their lack of knowledge. Secondly, if an event occurs that creates a situation where the school goes on lock-down, you will not have access to your children until an all-clear is given. If the event is bad enough, the children may be taken under police or military escort to a "safe place" (read that FEMA-type location) until the threat is neutralized. As the saying goes, "the best laid plans of mice and men, often go awry." Regardless of how well you plan, your children will dictate your actions in a dangerous situation. In a bit of irony, my offering above was proven just this past Friday. At Noon on Friday, we received a phone call from my grandson's high school indicating that the kids were going to be released early. In order to pick up your child, a parent or guardian had to go to the elementary school, which is a different facility, show an ID, and sign for them before they will be turned over to you...even though my grandson is 17 years old he was not allowed to leave on his own. I asked the teacher at the desk (which was blocking entrance to the school) what was going on and she gave me the "I don't know" lie. There were several police vehicles at the high school when I drove by earlier, so I figured it was a shooting or bomb threat or something similar. It turns out that it was a bomb threat. I then asked the teacher what if I had to get my grandson out in a hurry if something really bad happened and I didn't have an ID...she said they would not release him and I could not get into the school..which validates my original post. Under ordinary circumstances, I would applaud their concerns for the protection of children, but if it were a bugout event...you would have a real quandary on your hands.