shelter in place

Baron, Dennis E debaron at ILLINOIS.EDU
Wed Feb 5 01:19:05 UTC 2014

When did the phrase "shelter in place" become the standard formula for "stay where you are" in case of danger? It seems fairly new to me -- the last few years -- is this health and safety jargon that became more widespread as school shootings became commonplace?

Dennis Baron
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