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OSU not Among Schools with Mandatory Active Shooter Training

April 27th, 2016|

Oklahoma State University- Stillwater, OK The ALICE training, an acronym that stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate, is an active shooter response program that educates people on handling situations involving gunmen. Before the department offered training regarding gunmen on campus through the ALICE program, no instruction outside of an emergency notification guide was available [...]

Plum School District Conducting Active Shooter Training for Staff Members

April 27th, 2016|

Plum Borough School District- Plum, PA  The Plum Borough School District is moving forward this spring with active shooter training for its staff, which the Safe & Supportive Schools Committee pushed to have offered before the end of the school year. “Our goal is to train all full-time employees by the start of the '16-'17 school [...]

Roxbury Cops Seek to Enhance Preparedness in the Event of Danger

April 27th, 2016|

Roxbury Chamber of Commerce- Roxbury Twp, NJ “It takes us (the police) three minutes to respond, on average,” he said. “In Sandy Hook (Conn.), it took police five minutes to get there. I was a part of planning our lock down program in the schools. We also just ran a course onA.L.I.C.E. training here in [...]

ALICE Training Targets Active Shooter Situations

April 26th, 2016|

Monroe Police Department- Monroe, LA Do you or someone you know live or work in the Monroe, LA area? Consider this, what would you do if there was an active shooter at your work? Read more

ADH Administrators Receive Training for Active Shooters

April 25th, 2016|

Newport, AR The group with the northeast region of the Arkansas Department of Health learned the A.L.I.C.E. technique while at a meeting at Arkansas State University Newport. “We pray that this never happens in one of our local health units or in any of our communities in our state,” Bill Farris, a regional director for [...]

Oskaloosa Schools are Prepared with ALICE

April 22nd, 2016|

Oskaloosa Schools- Oskaloosa, IA The training has been in place for over a year now and has been widely accepted by the staff. Not only does it give them the options that they heed to keep themselves and their students safe, it just makes common sense. This school district is hoping that something like Columbine, [...]

Today’s Lesson: Counter

April 21st, 2016|

Sonora High School- Habra, CA The shots rang out inaudibly against the padded walls as the bullets, which were Nerf gun darts, collided with gym shirts and bare legs. Johnson, a sophomore, was a volunteer, and the cowering students merely players. Increasingly, though, this scenario is one that high schools fear could happen for real. [...]

Hardy School to Conduct Safety Drills Tuesday

April 12th, 2016|

Hardy School- MA ALICE training drills took place this morning at Hardy school in MA with the help of Arlington Police and Fire Department. Officials were on site for 2 hours, and students were prepared. Read more

ALICE Training for Seniors Offered

April 11th, 2016|

Coshocton Senior Center- Coshocton, OH ALICE training will be held for senior citizens will from 2 to 4 p.m. April 29 in Coshocton. Read more

ALICE Drill Teaches Students to Take Proactive Stance

April 10th, 2016|

Smithville High School- Smithville, OH  In less than a minute, most of Smithville High School’s sophomore class had cleared its section of the building, gathering at points near Commercial Avenue. The remainder of the students were in their classrooms, barricaded behind stacks of books and desks. None of the students or staff was in any danger [...]

ALICE Training begins at Needham Schools

March 4th, 2016|

Needham Schools- Needham, MA- Parents gathered Feb. 24 at Broadmeadow Elementary School to discuss new safety protocol ALICE. Currently being introduced to Needham schools, the protocol is intended to replace Needham’s current lockdown protocol.Superintendant Dan Gutekanst, Pollard Middle School Principal Tamatha Bibbo and Needham Police Chief John Schlittler joined Campbell in leading the discussion. According [...]

District Parent Workshop On ALICE School Security Program

March 3rd, 2016|

Manchester Township School District- NJ Manchester Township School District parents are invited to an ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) presentation on March 8 at 6 p.m. in the high school auditorium.James Sharkey from the Manchester Police Department will be presenting along with Superintendent David Trethaway and Director of Student & Administrative Services Alex George. [...]

Active-Shooter Training: Local Schools Prepare for Something They Hope Never Comes

March 1st, 2016|

Rantoul City Schools- Rantoul, IL The varied response was part of the action of teachers and staff at three Rantoul schools who went through active-shooter/intruder training last month conducted by Rantoul Police Department, while in January, students participated in ALICE training.“Having just come here and being the new chief and observing my officers in action, [...]

A.L.I.C.E., Defend Against the Next School Shooter

February 29th, 2016|

Owens Community College- Perrysburg, OH Events like these naturally terrify us, so it helps to have a game plan– some countermeasures, even. That’s exactly what Larry Cser, Public Safety manager, has set out to do. On Feb. 22, Cser held a seminar in Heritage Hall, where he laid out the game plan in case of [...]

Anywhere, Anytime

February 29th, 2016|

Newton, IA- The gunman’s screaming was the first thing we heard, followed by the sound of shots fired. We were in a staff meeting in a conference room and knew we had to act quickly. Shutting the door and crawling underneath the table seemed the most logical strategy, but he found us. All but two [...]

Citizen Police Learn about ALICE

February 27th, 2016|

Jonesboro, AR- The Jonesboro Citizen Police Academy learned about ALICE Saturday morning as a part of their training. ALICE is an acronym to help people in an active shooter situation. It stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate. Sergeant Cassie Brandon with the Jonesboro Police Department said this information is being taught all over [...]

Active Shooter Training for Henry County Employees

February 26th, 2016|

Henry County Employees- Cambridge, IL Henry County Detective Joe Bedford asks, “What happens if you walk into the courthouse on a normal day paying taxes and the bell rings, shooter comes in there?” It’s a question area police have already answered. “We don’t train anymore in law enforcement, if this happens. It’s when this happens,” [...]

R-2 Bus Driver Training Program Focus on being Prepared

February 23rd, 2016|

Chillicothe Schools- Chillicothe, MO Chillicothe R-2’s school bus drivers, along with bus drivers from area schools as well as local and area law enforcement officials, attended an active shooter training program for school bus drivers Monday morning.Chillicothe R-2 Assistant Superintendent James Ruse, who also serves as the district’s transportation director, said that a good climate [...]

Kewaunee School District Prepares For Worst With ALICE Training

February 22nd, 2016|

Kenaunee School District- Kenaunee, WI Kewaunee School District is in the midst of taking the necessary steps to address concerns of shooting incidents at its buildings. Staff members are undergoing ALICE Training, which stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate in response to school shootings that have happened in recent years. The switch in [...]

District Offers Training in Case of Shooter on Campus

February 22nd, 2016|

City College- New York, NY How prepared is City College in such situation? According to the City College website, the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Emergency Preparedness Department has developed a campus emergency response team that works in conjunction with district police to act as first responders to emergencies. Active shooter response program training is [...]