ALICE Training News

La Crosse Area Schools React to Robocall Threats Statewide

May 25th, 2016|

La Crosse Area School District- La Crosse, WI La Crosse area school districts say they are adequately prepared to respond to a machine generated call known as a robocall affecting school districts statewide. Bangor Middle/High School Principal Don Addington said with technology evolving, the district's safety plan is constantly being adapted to fit in with [...]

Acton-Boxborough Adopts New School Security Measures

May 23rd, 2016|

Acton-Boxborough- MA “ALICE is most-comprehensive, available and widely used in schools in Massachusetts and across the country,” said R.J. Grey Junior High School Assistant Principal Jim Marcotte, who led the subcommittee alongside junior and senior high school resource officer Detective Keith Campbell. “We really feel it’s transferable to all schools, all ages within our district.” [...]

Officers Prepare for a Nightmare

May 16th, 2016|

Huron County Sheriff's Office- Norwalk, OH “We’re now trying to teach the teachers to empower themselves, where the teachers are responsible for the kids. We tell the teachers to get the kids out the window. There’s no sense in hiding in the corner and waiting for the bad guy to come in when you can [...]

Umpqua Community College and ALICE Training

May 13th, 2016|

Umpqua Community College- Roseburg, OR Interim President Walter Nolte presented the Recovery Report and said that ALICE active shooter response training is now online with special training beginning in the fall. ALICE will be optional for those faculty members who choose to participate. Online training must be completed by June 10. Read more

Surviving a Mass Shooter Event

May 12th, 2016|

Waunakee County- Waunakee, WI Many Waunakee community members have been learning a more about how to respond in the event an active shooter comes their way. Waunakee Police Officer Asher Torbeck has spent about a year on A.L.I.C.E. training, for school district employees and students. Read more

Officers Prepare for a Nightmare

May 12th, 2016|

Huron County Sheriff's Office- Huron County, MI Huron County Sheriff Kelly J. Hanson said the training was offered to all local police officers for free. Training together increases the officers’ cohesiveness if tragedy strikes and also gives officers a chance to receive quality instruction locally. In the past, teachers were told to lock classroom doors [...]

Waunakee Active Shooter Preparedness

May 11th, 2016|

Waunakee Police Department- Waunakee, WI What do you do if there is an Active Shooter in your area? Unfortunately this has become a question that many people of all ages have had to ask themselves only moments before they are forced to make life and death decisions. Lack of knowledge and preparation have led to [...]

Marshfield High School Students Prepare for Possible School Shooting

May 11th, 2016|

Marshfield High School- Coos Bay, OR Marshfield High School has never had a shooter in the building, but is getting ready if it ever happens. “First and foremost,” Marshfield principal, Travis Howard said, “while it may feel like a helpless situation, there are some things we can do to prevent the loss of life and [...]

Greenwood PD to Hold Active Shooter Class

May 11th, 2016|

Greenwood City Police Department- Greenwood, SC The Greenwood City Police Department will be holding a class to teach civilians what to do in the event of an active shooter event in a public place on Jun. 7 at the PD. Currently Greenwood uses the ALICE program which stands for, Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate. [...]

Gilman School Holds Full Scale Intruder Drill, Evacuation with Sheriff’s Department SWAT Team

May 11th, 2016|

Gilman School- Baltimore, MD Once the “intruder,” Deputy Nick Schuld, Taylor County SWAT team, gained access into the building firing several blank shots into the office area, the school initiated ALICE procedures. Those in the building were asked to evacuate the school and call 911. “You just got to act on what you’re thinking – sometimes [...]

Southland School District Implementing New Active Shooter Procedures

May 10th, 2016|

Southland School District- Adams, MN Parents in the Southland School District Monday learned the new way schools are being taught to deal with active shooter situations. Amanda Kellogg, a mother of five, along with other parents came out to Southland High School in Adams to hear what their children are being told to do during [...]

ELC Students and Staff Complete ALICE Training

May 8th, 2016|

Estherville Police Department- Estherville, IA The Estherville Police Department has completed its first stage of ALICE Training with the Estherville Lincoln Central School District. ALICE training is a relatively new model of teaching people how they could and should react if they are ever involved in an active shooter situation.

Washington County Officials Learn How to React in an Active Shooter Situation

May 8th, 2016|

Washington County- MN "The security of people who visit and do business with the county, and the employees of Washington County is very important to us," Hutton said. Eeryone has heard the quote, "Safety first." At Washington County, those two little words are the base for a larger-scale security training program being implemented in all [...]

Caledonia Schools Participate in a Mock Shooting Simulation

May 7th, 2016|

Caledonia Schools- Caledonia, WI One local high school is learning how to better prepare for a shooting. Around 60 Caledonia students ranging from fifth to 12th grades participated in a mock shooting drill at the high school Saturday. It's goal was to provide students, staff, and law enforcement personnel a first-hand account of what they [...]

Medina High School Parent Brandishes Gun in Parking Spot Argument, Medina Police Say

May 6th, 2016|

Medina High School- Medina, OH A parent allegedly pulled a gun on another parent while arguing over a parking spot at Medina High School as students were released Friday for the weekend, according to the school district. The school had undergone ALICE training earlier in the day, which is short for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, [...]

ALICE Training Coming to North Andover

May 5th, 2016|

North Andover Schools- North Andover, MA The School Committee has voted to approve A.L.I.C.E. training – which stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate – in order to teach best practices in the event of the unimaginable. “I don’t think you have to support this, but I was just going to ask if the School [...]

Manchester Local School District

April 29th, 2016|

Manchester Local School District- Curriculum Director Rachel Schutte presented the third year of the Three Year Plan, which is a report on continuous goal setting and goal checking, she said. “We continue to work on the buildings and most of the work is done in house,” said Schutte. “Safety is a huge concern, and in [...]

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 [...]