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IHCC Centerville Site of ALICE Training

February 9th, 2016|

Indian Hills Community College- Centerville, IA The Indian Hills Community College Centerville campus will the site of Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate training on Monday, Feb. 22 from 12:20 to 4:45 p.m. in building 15/16. Every employee at the Centerville campus is expected to take part in the ALICE training. IHCC Centerville Dean Joe [...]

When All Bets are Off- Ladoga begins Active Shooter Training for Students

February 9th, 2016|

South Montgomery Schools- Crawfordsville, IN The ALICE student training can be summed up by something Griffith and the students all agree upon: It’s better to be safe than sorry. “If they’re not safe,” Griffith said, “they’re not going to learn. And our whole purpose is to educate these children, and if we aren’t able to [...]

Fenton Administrators Get Schooled in Active Shooter Training

February 8th, 2016|

Linden High School- Fenton, MI Argentine Township Detective Doug Fulton told Fenton School District administrators that a simple tip from a student to a school resource officer probably prevented a school shooting at Linden High School in November.Detective/Trooper Andy Knapp described the ALICE Training System, which stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate and is [...]

Colleges Confront Possibility of Violence

February 8th, 2016|

San Diego Community College District- San Diego, CA “There’s certainly more awareness and more urgency for this type of training,” says Jack Beresford, communications director at the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) in California. SDCCD carried out a hybrid exercise for the first time in January that integrated active shooter training for law enforcement [...]

School Crisis Plan Reviewed with Parents

February 6th, 2016|

Pratt High School- Pratt, KS A parent’s worst nightmare may be violence at their child’s school — and there have been enough instances of that occurring around the country that it’s not an unrealistic fear. A threat of future violence was left in a bathroom at Pratt High School last fall. Nothing materialized, either because [...]

Sign of the Times: Teays Valley Teachers Participate in Active Shooter Training

February 6th, 2016|

Teays Valley High School- Ashville, OH The active shooter drill, led by Pickaway County Sheriff’s Deputy Dale Thomas, was meant to prepare teachers and staff in the event of a real school shooting. “We want the hair on the back of their necks to stand up,” Thomas said. “The staff have all had ALICE training, [...]

Jackson School District Looks At Active Shooter Emergencies

February 5th, 2016|

Jackson School District- Jackson, NJ The Jackson Township School District is piloting a program at Goetz Middle School that would change the way the district handles active shooter emergencies.The district will seek feedback from staff, police, and parents and decide what elements of ALICE, if any, it may adopt. School Resource Officer Colin Menafra spoke to [...]

Training Class Aims to Make Schools Safer

February 5th, 2016|

Montgomery, AL- All of the first responders from each of the communities along with the sheriff’s and EMA offices will train together as a group. Alert Lockdown Inform Counter Evacuate Training was established to offer effective ways in which to handle an active shooter situation. The training will consist of two days and be held [...]

Students Get Intruder Response Tips

February 4th, 2016|

Frank Layden Elementary School- Frontenac,KS As the number of school shootings and intruder incidents on schools and elsewhere have increased nationwide in recent years, so have the ways law enforcement officials are encouraging potential victims to respond. Law enforcement officials have been on the campus of Frank Layden Elementary School campus this week visiting with [...]

Active Shooter Training Provides Monson Residents with Life Saving Skills

February 4th, 2016|

Monson Police Department- Monson, MA Monson police believe preparation is key in responding to situations where lives are at stake.That's why the department provides free training to townspeople who want to learn life saving strategies. Administrators, teachers, and students in the Monson school system are all trained to try and increase the survivability of an active [...]

Police Update Aldermen on School Lock-Down Rehearsals

February 3rd, 2016|

Monmouth, IL- During Monday night's City Council meeting Monmouth Chief of Police Bill Feithen discussed details on the upcoming phase of the police department's ALICE program. "Initial ALICE training began some time ago with the teachers. We have been working with administration to lay out the direction we were going," Feithen said. "We have been [...]

Denville Students Learn to React Rather than Become a Target

February 3rd, 2016|

Morris County School of Technology- Denville, NJ All too often, there is news about a school shooting. The problem is that it can take up to about nine minutes for help to arrive and during that time, many can be injured or killed. Parent feedback was very positive," stated Lynne Jackson, MCST’s principal. The students [...]

CLU Emergency Drill

February 3rd, 2016|

Cal Lutheran University- Thousand Oaks, CA Due to the number of shootings recently, many have begun to question whether lockdown is the safest option for students. Keep in mind that a loockdown is only one option. Another option is called ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuation). ALICE is a training program that enables a person's [...]

Local Teachers Learn How to Handle an Active Shooter Situation

February 3rd, 2016|

Hannibal Schools -Hannibal , MO Local teachers in Hannibal are learning how to protect your child from a potential school shooter. Teachers and administrators were put through several different scenarios Wednesday afternoon as part of ALICE training done by Hannibal Police. ALICE stands for alert, lock down, inform, counter and evacuate. It's aimed at making [...]

County and School Staff Receive Emergency Response Training

February 3rd, 2016|

Mitchell County Courthouse & Osage School District- Osage, IA In the past two weeks, both Mitchell County Courthouse and Osage School District employees have participated in ALICE training, in an effort to give their employees additional education on how to respond in an emergency situation. ALICE stands for Alert Lockdown Inform Counter Evacuate, and the [...]

Schools to Create Response Drills for Shootings

February 1st, 2016|

Illinois Schools- IL Lockdown drills soon will be part of the School Safety Plan in Illinois schools. Roanoke-Benson Superintendent Rohn Peterson said staff and students will be trained this fall about how to deal with a school shooting. “Fire, tornado and earthquake drills — we have those down,” Peterson said. “Dealing with a shooter is [...]

Roxbury Chief Bringing Trauma Kits into Schools

February 1st, 2016|

Roxbury Police Department- Ledgewood, NJ Another precautionary method Roxbury police and schools will collaborate on is a planned ALICE training in March. The training program – which stands for Alert Lockdown Inform Counter Evacuate – will offer school faculty and police officers methods for how to survive an active shooter scenario in the crucial minutes [...]

City, School Employees Take Part in Safety Drills

January 31st, 2016|

Leominster High School, Leominster, MA- The two-day seminar will certify 20 members of the Leominster High School's staff as well as representatives from other schools within the district on the ALICE Training Institute's security protocol. While comparing ALICE to current methods of handling emergency situations, Frances Drake Elementary School Principal Andres Vera said, "The main [...]

South Trains for A.L.I.C.E.

January 29th, 2016|

Southmont Schools- Crawfordsville, IN On Jan. 20, Southmont Schools began teacher/staff training, at the high school level, on the A.L.I.C.E. system for handling a violent intruder situation. A.L.I.C.E. stands for ALERT – LOCKDOWN – INFORM – COUNTER – EVACUATE. Southmont has designated the month of January as ‘teacher/staff A.L.I.C.E. training month’ and the month of [...]

Mauston to Unveil Comprehensive Plan

January 29th, 2016|

Mauston, WI- Mauston Mayor Brian McGuire praised new Mauston Police Chief Michael Zilisch for leading this year’s A.L.I.C.E. (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) training for all personnel at the Mauston School District on Friday, Jan. 22. Zilisch also received help from officers at the New Lisbon PD and deputies from the Juneau County Sheriff’s Department. [...]

School Plans for Improvement

January 28th, 2016|

Clarke School- Swampscott, MA The areas of curriculum, safety and community outreach resonated in the presentations of all five principals who brought their plans for improvement before the School Committee last week.Hadley School Principal Stacy Phelan said Hadley’s goal is “to provide a safe, nurturing learning environment emphasizing the importance of overall social, emotional and [...]

A.L.I.C.E. Training Instituted by Campus Security with the Goal of Offering Active Shooter Training to All Students

January 28th, 2016|

Elizabethtown College- Elizabethtown, PA There have been zero deaths due to fire in schools for the past fifty years. Why? Because students are prepared. They practice fire drills so they know exactly what to do in the event of an actual fire. The same concept applies to active shooter situations, which are sadly becoming a [...]

Active Shooter Training Course Offered at SWOCC

January 28th, 2016|

Southwestern Oregon Community College- Coos Bay, OR Southwestern Oregon Community College is offering an Active Shooter Training Course called ALICE to be held from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. March 22 and 23. You will be given ALICE concepts, physical drills and effective training. Read more

School Resource Officers Aim To Protect, Educate & Counsel Students

January 28th, 2016|

Quaker Valley High School- Pittsburgh, PA Aaron Vanatta is a school resource officer at Quaker Valley High School and ALICE adjunct trainer was recently interviewed! He said a school resource officer and security guard are not one in the same.As school resource officers, school police officers, we don’t get involved in discipline. We try to [...]

School Board Meets and Discusses ALICE Training

January 27th, 2016|

Washington County School District- St. George, UT If a situation involving an active shooter takes place in the Washington County School District, school officials should be prepared. The Washington County School board met for its regularly scheduled meeting on Jan. 19 and heard about the ALICE training program.Superintendent Robin Cochran, along with all four Washington [...]

R-B to Formulate Mock Drills

January 27th, 2016|

Roanoke-Benson School District- Roanoke, IL Lockdown drills will soon be part of the School Safety Plan in Illinois schools.Roanoke-Benson Superintendent Rohn Peterson told the District 60 school board on Thursday that staff and students will be trained this fall about how to deal with a school shooting crisis.“Fire, tornado and earthquake drills—we have those down,” [...]

Chief Deputy Koontz Delivers Report to Commission

January 27th, 2016|

Wetzel County Sherriff's Department- New Martinsville, WV Deputy Donald Bordenkircher, PRO at Valley High School, also conducted an ALICE Training last year. "That completed the staff training at all the schools," Koontz stated. "All teachers have been trained, so they can understand it and will be able to help the children if something occurs." Read [...]

Royall Board Members Reminded of New Civics Requirements

January 26th, 2016|

Royall Middle School- Elroy, WI Middle/High School Principal Scott Uppena also said that district staff went through A.L.I.C.E. (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) training on Friday. The training prepares staff members for an active shooter situation. “We took them through some real scenarios that they might be faced with and we got some good questions [...]

Fight Over Flight? Shooter Protocols May Need Revision

January 25th, 2016|

Bloomberg BNA- The standard now is to be more active, and organizations need to make sure that their personnel are adequately prepared, Greg Crane, president of the ALICE Training Institute in Medina, Ohio, told Bloomberg BNA Jan. 13. “The reality is people will be under attack before law enforcement gets there. What can they do?” [...]

Swampschott Principals Set Course for School Agendas

January 25th, 2016|

Swampscott Middle School- Swampscott, MA Swampscott Middle School Principal Robert MurphyMurphy said another goal is working on the ALICE implementation, which stands for Alert-Lockdown-Inform-Counter-Evacuate, and is being taught to school districts as a way to deal with an active shooter situation. Read more

ALICE Coming to Garden City Community College

January 25th, 2016|

Garden City Community College- Garden City, KS Garden City Community College, the Garden City Police Department and the ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate) Training Institute are bringing ALICE instructor training to the college from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 13-14 in the Student and Community Services Building in Garden City. Read more

El Do Police Chief Offers ALICE Training

January 22nd, 2016|

El Dorado Springs Police- El Dorado Springs, MO El Dorado Springs police chief Jarrod Schiereck posed an unsettling but important question to attendees at the El Dorado Springs Chamber of Commerce luncheon Thursday, Jan. 14. “If I drew my weapon and started shooting people, how many people would run out the door?” he asked. “How [...]

Active Shooter Training Set for Later This Month at OMS

January 21st, 2016|

Ottawa Middle School- Ottawa, KS Training is the key to being prepared for an active shooter situation in Franklin County, Jeff Richards said. Two free active shooter training sessions are scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 30 at Ottawa Middle School, 1230 S. Ash St., Ottawa, Richards, Franklin [...]

Preparing for the Unthinkable

January 21st, 2016|

Roxbury, NJ- Roxbury Police Chief James Simonetti said the police department wants to offer new training for schools to use in the event of active shooters. Unlike current procedures, the “ALICE” (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate) system does not recommend hunkering down in buildings during shooting incidents, he said. “It’s a different approach to [...]

Bowling Green University Has New Active Shooter Policy

January 20th, 2016|

Bowling Green University- Bowling Green, OH University Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police Monica Moll also spoke at Faculty Senate about new policies for active shooters on Campus, including ALICE training, which stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate. “You just want to buy enough time until the police get there,” Moll [...]

Estherville Lincoln Central School Trains in ALICE

January 20th, 2016|

Estherville Lincoln Central School- Estherville, IA- Elementary Principal Shane KalousKalous said that for professional development at the school, the elementary is focused on ALICE training. Read more

Plum Board Member Wants Active Shooter Training by School Year’s End

January 19th, 2016|

Plum School District- Plum, PA Members of the Plum School District Safe & Supportive Schools Committee hope to have all staff and students trained to respond to an emergency by the end of this school year. The committee met Jan. 13 to discuss ALICE — Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate — training. The training [...]

Hannibal Police Department Teaches Active Shooter Training Designed to Increase Survival Rates

January 18th, 2016|

Hannibal Police Department- Hannibal, MO The Hannibal Police Department has started training officials at the city's schools and government agencies in an active shooter response method that builds on traditional run-and-hide tactics to increase victims' chances of survival. Rich Stilley, Hannibal School District business manager, described the ALICE method as "eye-opening," since it goes beyond [...]

Program Trains Community College Employees to Help Police Stop Active Shooters

January 18th, 2016|

San Diego City College- San Diego, CA- A new program is training police and civilians to work together to combat an active shooter on a college campus. San Diego Community College police Officer Richard Ferrel said the training aims to lower casualty rates.The San Diego Community College Police Department has been training for such a scenario [...]

Needham Schools Expand Safety Plans, Plan for ALICE Training

January 18th, 2016|

Needham Schools- Needham, MA Needham is not the only town looking to implement ALICE. School districts within the state and nationwide have started reevaluating their safety protocol. I think it’s a very empowering kind of life skill," said Town Manager Kate Fitzpatrick. “With school shootings on the rise since 1993 it’s a topic we have [...]

RU Offers Active Shooter Response Training

January 18th, 2016|

Redford Union School District- Redford, MI The Redford Union School District, in partnership with local law enforcement, is implementing an active shooter response program. This month, trained school administrators and law enforcement officials will provide staff training that is based on current research shown to increase the survival rate during an active shooter incident. This action [...]

Officials Explain Decisions in Reaction to Madison Schools Threat

January 17th, 2016|

Madison School District- Adrian, MI On Jan. 4, social media users took note of at least one person making threats of gun and bomb violence against the Madison schools. The allegations pointed to a violent incident planned for 9 a.m. Jan. 5. The district turned immediately to elements of its “Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate” [...]

Training Our Kids for the Next School Shooter

January 17th, 2016|

Wayland, MA- Whether you know it or not, every school in Massachusetts is preparing children for an attack. What are they telling them? And will the training save kids or just scare the hell out of them (and us)? Confirms Wayland elementary school principal Jim Lee: “It’s what they’re used to.” In the same way [...]

Local Businesses Undergo Active Shooter Training

January 16th, 2016|

Bowling Green, KY- "Duck and cover," turns you into a sitting target during an active shooter scenario. As the casualties piled up, instructors with the ALICE program said enough. "Alice protocols basically teach us to be active. Instead of doing nothing, we're doing something," said Safety Specialist T.C. Bush. As an active shooter, it was [...]

Vt. Schools Explore Responses to Mass Violence

January 16th, 2016|

Rutland, VT- In the face of nearly weekly mass shootings across the country, schools in Vermont are taking a hard look at the traditional lockdown.Locking the doors and shutting the blinds works, many school and law enforcement officials say — but not in all circumstances. In others, they say, it’s better to run — or [...]

Local School Security Continues to Evolve

January 15th, 2016|

IA- Administrators and teachers from multiple area schools attended Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate (ALICE) training during the summer of 2014. They then brought that training back to school with them to help formulate emergency plans and procedures in the case of an active shooter. “I think after Sandy Hook (the Connecticut elementary school [...]

District Faculty Say Emergency Response in Schools Goes beyond Lockdown Training

January 14th, 2016|

Oshkosh Area School District- Oshkosh, WI How are schools in Northeast Wisconsin preparing to respond at a moment's notice? A scary moment at a Manitowoc school Thursday involving an intruder has many asking the question tonight. No one was injured in that incident. Police say schools, like malls, or movie theaters, need to have a [...]

Lake County Department of Jobs & Family Services Receives Active Shooter Training

January 14th, 2016|

Lake County- Painesville Township, OH After seeing ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) training at Riverside High School, Lake County Commissioner Judy Moran said it was her goal to have every county department receives active shooter training.“It’s important for the times we live in,” she said. Moran said she has a responsibility as a commissioner [...]

South Plans Active Shooter Training

January 14th, 2016|

South Montgomery Community- Crawfordsville, IN No one likes to think of an active shooter walking onto a school campus, but South Montgomery Community School Corporation is taking steps to make their students are prepared in the best way possible for the worst case scenario. Beginning in February, students will be trained in the ALICE program, [...]

Are Lockdowns the Best School Safety Practice?

January 13th, 2016|

Deseret News Despite their popularity, not all support the use of lockdowns. In the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting in 2012, some criticized lockdowns because they're a passive strategy that keeps teachers and students from taking action against security threats, ABC News reported. "We've taught a generation of Americans to be passive and static [...]

Southern Colorado Town Prepares Community for Active Shooter Situations

January 12th, 2016|

Woodland Park, CO- More than 100 people gathered in Woodland Park Tuesday to learn what to do in an active shooter situation. Woodland Park police taught different techniques using the ALICE method, which stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate. "It's a change in our times," Woodland Park Police Chief Miles DeYoung said. "This [...]

Local School Staffs Receive ALICE Training

January 11th, 2016|

Pottsgrove School District- Sanatoga, PA Faculty and staff members at buildings within the Pottsgrove School District, as well as at several privately operated schools in Lower Pottsgrove, are participants in what was described last week by township Police Chief Michael Foltz as “ongoing training” in procedures intended to keep themselves and their students safe from [...]

Philipsburg-Osceola Area School District Rolling out New Safety Protocol

January 11th, 2016|

Philipsburg-Osceola Area School District- Philipsburg, PA Philipsburg-Osceola school district has trained their teachers and staff to follow the new system guidelines. They've also added additional safety measures, like cameras, into the high school. Like previous protocols, it includes alerting everyone in the school if a "violent intruder" enters, but Superintendent Dr. Gregg Paladina said what [...]

Ames School District and ALICE Training

January 11th, 2016|

Ames School District- Story County, IA Superintendent Tim Taylor said the district staff at the administration building received the ALICE Active Shooter training last week from the Ames Police Department. Staff at the high school and middle school received a refresher of this training this past fall and the police will be going to the [...]

Shooters Beware — Local Schools More Prepared

January 7th, 2016|

Crawford County Schools- Pittsburg, KS Crawford County schools are more prepared to deal with an active shooter, following training Thursday.McCracken, along with Cpt. Danny Smith of the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office, spoke to over 50 educators and college students during an active shooter training session at a lecture hall in Pittsburg State University’s Kansas Technology [...]

Courthouse Workers Get Active Shooter Training

January 7th, 2016|

Cullman County Courthouse- Cullman, AL The outsized publicity attached to sensational mass shootings may not be a great predictor of whether such a thing will ever happen to the average person. But it doesn’t hurt to be prepared — especially if you work in a target-rich environment like a school or government building. That’s where [...]

Georgetown Teachers to Learn School Shooting Defense

January 6th, 2016|

Georgetown Public Schools- Georgetown, MA Georgetown teachers and faculty will soon have ALICE training – which stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate – to learn the best practices in dealing with a school shooter. “The program has certainly gained a lot of interest nationally,” Georgetown Superintendent Carol Jacobs said. “We had begun talking about [...]

Gridley School District Unveils New Safety Response Program

January 6th, 2016|

Gridley Unified School District- Gridley, CA The Gridley Unified School District is rolling out a new emergency response program that would train students and staff to have a more proactive role in the event of an active shooter. “Active shooters and gun violence at schools is a huge problem throughout the country, and California is [...]

Pittsburg State Univ. Active Shooter Response Training

January 6th, 2016|

Pittsburg State University- Pittsburg, KS Alert, lockdown, inform, counter, and evacuate. This is what ALICE training is all about. This is a program developed by law enforcement professionals using lessons from high-profile shooting incidents. It's being taught to schools and organizations all over to help better prepare them for a potential catastrophe. "We were able [...]

Sonora High School Union District Superintendent and Principals Attend ALICE Training

January 6th, 2016|

Sonora High School Union District- Sonora, CA Chabot notes that his school culture report to the trustees will include that, over the winter break, he and principals Ben Howell and Roy Morland completed two days of instruction to become certified ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) survival trainers so that they are able to educate [...]

Needham Schools Introduce New Safety Protocol ALICE

January 6th, 2016|

Needham Schools- Needham, MA On Jan. 5 Needham school officials discussed the introduction of a new safety protocol ALICE, Alert Lockdown Inform Counter Evacuate. During this week’s School Committee meeting, Needham Public School Director of Human Resources Tom Campbell presented the new protocol, which is intended to improve the current safety lockdown system. Needham High [...]

Emergency Management to Increase Outreach in 2016

January 4th, 2016|

Lenawee County Emergency Management- Lenawee County, MI An increased number of mass shootings and natural disasters across the United States has put a greater demand on Lenawee County Emergency Management Coordinator Curtis Parsons’ time on a local level. From area manufacturing plants and public service buildings to schools, Parsons has found himself addressing staff and [...]

A New Form of Corporate Training

December 28th, 2015|

The Courier- Lincoln, IL Increasingly common pamphlets set on the desks for new employees around the country cover response scenarios for a workplace shooter, advising them first to find an escape route and, failing that, to take shelter in a dark office and hide under the desk. What relatively few companies have covered is the [...]

Wautoma Kiwanis and Key Club Donates ALICE Books to Parkside

December 22nd, 2015|

Parkside Middle School- Wautoma, WI The Wautoma Kiwanis Club and Wautoma High School Key Club donated “I’m not Scared, I’m Prepared Because I Know about ALICE” training books to the 4th graders at Parkside Middle School on Dec. 18. The books will help teachers provide a better understanding of the Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate [...]

Mass Shootings: Does Countering Work?

December 22nd, 2015|

Discovery News- Silver Spring, MD Fear of mass shootings has prompted some companies, schools and government officials to embrace training programs that promise to distract would-be killers, turning victims into potential saviors. While it may sound a little crazy, the idea is to create a chaotic environment so the shooter will miss and more people [...]

North Bend Schools Prep for Shooter Situation

December 21st, 2015|

North Bend High School- North Bend, OR Preparing for a potential school shooting involves a culture change. North Bend school administrators are implementing ALICE training to equip all teachers, staff and students to think for themselves and act quickly if there were a shooting. ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate. It's a common [...]

Active-Shooter Training for Office Workers Used to be about Hiding. Not Anymore.

December 21st, 2015|

Washington Post- VA Spooked by a year of high-profile rampages, hundreds of companies and organizations like NeighborWorks are racing to train their workers how to react to a shooter in their workplaces. And after decades of telling employees to lock down and shelter in place, they are teaching them to fight back if evacuating is [...]

Bps Sends Reminder On District Safety Policies

December 17th, 2015|

Bedford Public Schools -Monroe, MI After a recent threat to schools in LA and NYC made headlines, Bedford Public Schools wishes you to know we take safety seriously in our district. "Our number one priority at Bedford Public Schools is safety," declared Superintendent Mark Kleinhans. "We have taken a number of steps over the last [...]

Campus Security In Focus

December 17th, 2015|

Allen Community College- Lola, KS In light of the recent incidents on campuses all around the country it would be good to get to know what procedures Allen Community College has for the safety of its students. Ryan Bilderback, director of student life, and Cynthia Jacobson, vice president for student affairs, are some of the [...]

SMPD Offers Training for Dealing with Active Shooter

December 17th, 2015|

Santa Maria Police Department- Santa Maria, CA In the same way students are trained with fire drills, active shooter training prepares students, or employees, before an incident. Typical law enforcement response time to an incident in Santa Maria would likely be 5 or 6 minutes, according to officers, and it could take a local SWAT [...]

Responding to Active Shooters before The Police Arrive

December 17th, 2015|

Southeast Missourian- Cape Girardeau, MO That's why ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) training is so important, along with other security measures at schools and other public places. Some of our employees at the Southeast Missourian have gone through ALICE training. If you ever find yourself in an active shooter situation, the best thing you [...]

Active Shooter Training in Trotwood

December 17th, 2015|

Trotwood Police- Trotwood, OH Trotwood Police will conduct a training exercise Thursday for a mock active shooter scenario at Trotwood-Madison High School. The training comes in the wake of several prominent active shooter incidents, including the most recent in San Bernardino, California. Police say the purpose of the event is to prepare first responders as [...]

Area Agencies Gather for Active Shooter Training

December 14th, 2015|

Parsons, KS SEK Inc. membership director Steve Kosman said the incident compelled the organization to move forward the informational meeting to provide regional businesses, industries, organizations and agencies with strategies to help them and their employees survive such an attack.“It kind of started with Neil giving a presentation to the Parsons Rotary. We were pretty [...]

Poplar Bluff School District Continues Training for Possible Intruders

December 14th, 2015|

Poplar Bluff Kindergarten Center -Poplar Bluff, MO Three years after the Sandy Hook shooting, some Heartland schools continue to keep teachers, students and staff up-to-date with the latest training in case of an intruder. One kindergarten teacher in Poplar Bluff said sometimes it can be a little tough. "Some of them do, some of them [...]

ALICE Training a Good Step for Local Schools

December 14th, 2015|

La Salle-Peru High School- La Salle, IL One such approach taking hold locally is training in ALICE — an acronym for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate and is designed to teach students to participate in their own survival, while leading others to safety."The idea behind ALICE is to give individuals an opportunity to make the [...]

Response to Potential Active Shooter Has Evolved

December 14th, 2015|

Jefferson City Public Schools- Jefferson City, MO School officials have a different mindset about school shootings: It’s not a matter of “if;” it’s a matter of “when.” Many schools nationwide, including Helias, are using a program called ALICE Training Institute. It stands for alert, lock down, inform, counter and evacuate. Schools can’t plan specific procedures [...]

Minnesota Schools Train in Case of Shootings

December 11th, 2015|

LeRoy-Ostrander & Southland School Districts- Mower County, MN However, many schools still have not adjusted their lockdown protocols to meet federal guidelines and continue to solely use the traditional lockdown procedure for all threats. "Some schools don't want to admit that they need to take care of this because it's scary," Shaw said. "The concern [...]

We Need Training to Survive Active Shooter Emergencies

December 11th, 2015|

San Diego City College It takes law enforcement five to seven minutes on average to arrive at the scene of an active shooter incident. This can be an eternity to bystanders targeted by a person whose sole intent is to kill as many people as possible in a short period of time. This was brought [...]

Charleston School Security

December 11th, 2015|

Charleston High School- Charleston, IL Charleston High School is holding a meeting to help educate residents about a new program next month. Assistant Principal Timothy Keefe says the A.L.I.C.E. program, which stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate, is an essential tool in the district. Keefe says in January, the district plans to host [...]

Sippican School and ALICE

December 11th, 2015|

Old Rocester Regional School District- Mattapoisett, MA School administration explained the reason behind the November 10 unintended lockdown in the school, citing an accidental code activation of the security system function that announces a lockdown over the loudspeaker. The school has a newer security system that utilizes a different lockdown system in the event of [...]

Sacred Heart Security

December 11th, 2015|

Sacred Heart School- Yankton, SD Following an introducer last week at Yankton High School, many schools in the area have been concerned with their own security measures. Still, after last week’s incident at YHS, Sacred Heart focused on its procedures for handling an intruder situation. On a recommendation from the Yankton Police Department, the school [...]

Clark County Deputies Recommend Shooter Training for Everyone

December 11th, 2015|

Clark County- Dayton, OH More than 6,000 Clark County government employees and teachers have been trained to react to a gunman in their workplace, but experts said everyone shoud know the basics of what to do. “It can happen around us, or close to us or right here in this area,” said Deputy Scott Cultice [...]

Responding to an Active Shooter

December 10th, 2015|

Payette County Police Department- Payette, ID Mass shootings are increasing in frequency, says Payette Police Chief Mark Clark, though there is not just one reason why. Payette County law enforcement have gone through ALICE Training Institute programs in learning how to react to active shooters. The acronym stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate. [...]

Springfield Schools Teaching Students What to Do in Event of an ‘Active Shooter’

December 10th, 2015|

Springfield Schools- Springfield, OR The threat of an active shooter on a school campus has becoming an increasing reality. Across the country, more and more school districts are arming their staff with training for those tough situations. One of those trainings is the ALICE Training (Alert Lock-dock, Inform, Counter and Evacuate), a method that most [...]

Gering Officers Recommend Businesses Prepare for Mass Shootings

December 10th, 2015|

Gering Police Department- Gering, NE It’s not a matter of if there will be a mass shooting in our area, but when, Officer Justin Brunz of the Gering Police Department told a group of business and community leaders Wednesday. Gering Police have started training staff and teachers and will expand their training to students. ALICE [...]

Kenosha Unified School District to Train Students How to React to Active Shooter Situations

December 10th, 2015|

Kenosha Unified School District- Kenosha, WI Kenosha Unified School District is developing a training plan to teach all 22,000 students in its schools what to do in the event of an active shooter. The district already requires administrators and teachers to go through the training, but this is the first time it will be extended [...]

ALICE Program Seeks to Empower Students in Crisis Situations

December 10th, 2015|

La Salle-Peru High School- Lasalle, IL The program has been initiated at La Salle-Peru High School this year after Steve Sash, Associate Principal for Operations, attended a two-day conference on the method this summer. "The idea behind ALICE is to give individuals an opportunity to make the BEST decision possible to get to a safe [...]

Batesville Trained for Active Shooting

December 9th, 2015|

City of Batesville- Batesville, AK As active shooter situations have been filling the news headlines, more people want to be proactive about combating those situations. The town of Batesville told THV11 that they aren't going to sit back and wait for something to happen. In February, the Benton Police Department and school system held training [...]

RCAS Keeps Abrest of New Approaches to Handling a Violent Intruder

December 9th, 2015|

Rapid City Schools- Rapid City, SD Against the backdrop of violent incidents across the country, school administrators have put added focus on security procedures. Currently Rapid City schools do practice lockdowns with the students and with the staff in each building and what we are looking for with those lockdowns is a consistency in approach,” [...]

Police Train Boys Scouts to Survive Active Shooter Situation

December 9th, 2015|

Iowa City, IA On Monday night, the scouts prepared themselves for an entirely different kind of scenario, and one they'll hopefully never face. At a time when mass shootings have become an all-too-familiar occurrence nationally, Iowa City Police officials led about a dozen Scouts in an active-shooter training session in the basement of a downtown [...]

Staying Safe during Mass Shootings

December 9th, 2015|

Texas Matters- Marfa, TX Greg Crane, the founder of ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate), speaks about staying safe during mass shootings, which seem to be becoming a standard occurance in the United States. Read more

District Administrators Meet with Parents Regarding School Threat and Procedures

December 9th, 2015|

Menomonie High School- Menomonie, WI Administrators from the School District of the Menomonie Area met with the public on Monday night to discuss the recent threat that may cause classes to be cancelled district-wide on Wednesday. Administrators also discussed the ALICE plan, a new strategy for lockdown procedures that stands for "Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, [...]

Xenia Ready in Case of Attack

December 8th, 2015|

Xenia, OH The city of Xenia isn’t exactly a prime area for a major terrorist attack according to police Chief Randy Person, but in case of any active shooter situation, local officers are prepared. Many of the tactics used in said preparation originated in Greene County as officers from Xenia and Fairborn helped develop the state’s [...]

Schools Train for ‘Active Shooter’ Situations

December 8th, 2015|

Illinois State University- Normal, IL Ideas are changing about the best strategy for reacting when an active shooter is in a school building.  ISU Police Chief Aaron Woodruff Weichman went through a training program called ALICE — Alert. Lockdown. Inform. Counter. Evacuate — at Heartland Community College last year. "It was really eye-opening," he said. Metcalf hosted another [...]

Schools, Police Respond to Threats

December 8th, 2015|

Kenosha Unified School District- Kenosha, WI For both districts, school administrators are grappling with the fear generated by mass shooting incidents at schools and other public places around the country. Kenosha Unified School District spokeswoman Tanya Ruder said because the call came from outside the building, school personnel did not have knowledge of the call before [...]

Yosemite Unified School District and ALICE

December 7th, 2015|

Yosemite Unified School District- Yosemite, CA Under the guidance of former Fresno police officer Dave Maynez, now Director of Campus Safety for Yosemite Unified School District (YUSD), some area schools have recently rolled out a forward-thinking Safe School Plan with multiple components that could make a big difference in the event of a natural disaster, [...]

Watertown Prepares for the Worst

December 7th, 2015|

Hagerstown, MD “So we are teaching, helping people understand that you can use those numbers to your advantage.  We can not guarantee that there will be no injuries, but we can potentially reduce, minimize casualties by having large numbers attack a smaller number group of attackers," said Watertown police sergeant George Dimos. ALICE training was developed by a [...]

Schools Explore Active Shooter Response Training

December 7th, 2015|

LeRoy-Ostrander and Southland School Districts- Rochester, MN For many school districts, being prepared for a scenario like a fire or tornado comes with specific instructions, such as evacuating the building or gathering in storm shelters. But when someone enters a school with the intent to harm, the lines become blurred. What should students, teachers and school [...]

Children’s Books Help Shooting Victims Cope

December 7th, 2015|

Omaha, NE Julia Cook is a children's author. Her books range from silly topics, to serious ones, such as school shootings. "You can't be a 'shut the door, turn out the lights and hide in the corner' kind of person anymore. It's just not effective." Cook wrote two books for children about disasters."I'm Not Scared, I'm Prepared" [...]

School Safety and Rocky River School District

December 7th, 2015|

Rocky River City School District- Rocky River, OH “If we have a serious event in our schools, we have procedures in place to do our best,” Superintendent Michael Shoaf stated. “We believe we are trained for an actual event, but we hope we don’t have to use it.” He complimented technology director Dianna Foley on [...]