Alaska

Gunman Outside West High School

October 15th, 2015|

West High School- Anchorage, AK Anchorage Police reported 39 year-old Kalepo Timoteo and an adult female entered the school just before 8am, demanding to see his children. A verbal altercation ensued as the two left, the woman said Timoteo had a gun. School Resource Officers overheard and followed them out of the school. It was [...]

Schools Refine ALICE Protocol

May 18th, 2015|

Mountain View Elementary School-  Kenai Peninsula, AK Classes around the Kenai Peninsula have been refining a new intruder response protocol through mock drills and a recent series of unrelated, emergency situations. “I like this training better because if an intruder is in our room then we won’t be just huddled together and it’s easier for [...]

Central Peninsula Schools Respond to Phone Threat

May 13th, 2015|

Central Peninsula Schools - Kenai Peninsula, AK The calls were received just after 1 p.m., and the school district responded immediately, said Kenai Peninsula Borough School District spokesperson Pegge Erkeneff. Local law enforcement conducted safety checks in all of the schools, she said. In a lockdown, buildings will go into a complete emergency response and [...]

Juneau schools, CBJ Implement New Safety Practices for Active Threats

March 12th, 2015|

Juneau schools- Juneau, AK In the past, teachers and students have been taught to lock down or shelter-in-place during an active shooter event. But that’s changing nationwide, including Juneau, where teachers, students and public officials are learning a new tactic for dealing with such emergencies.  The new strategy is called ALICE That’s short for Alert, [...]

Valdez Police Teach Residents Safety Preparedness

March 3rd, 2015|

Anchorage, AK The Valdez Police Department says their community is ready should an active shooter ever take aim at their city. Back in May of 2013, the department trained in a program called ALICE — which stands for alert, lockdown, inform, counter and evacuate. The program’s founder, Greg Crane, says it is designed to be a [...]

ALICE Pledges to Protect from Mass Shootings

February 18th, 2015|

The City and Borough of Juneau- Juneau, AK The City and Borough of Juneau is taking a new approach to counterattacks on public buildings, schools and parks following mass shootings nationwide. Previous lock-down programs will be replaced by the ALICE strategy, which involves a more active involvement in potentially lethal situations. Mattice said in a typical [...]

ALICE Training Reaches School Parents, Staff

January 30th, 2015|

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District- Kenai, AK Training for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s new intruder response procedure has now reached parents and educators. Kenai police Sgt. Jay Sjogren presented on ALICE protocol, which stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate, to parents and teachers at the Mountain View Elementary School Site Council meeting Thursday. [...]

ALICE Training Reaches School Parents, Staff

January 20th, 2015|

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District - Peninsula Clarion, AK Training for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s new intruder response procedure has now reached parents and educators. Kenai police Sgt. Jay Sjogren presented on ALICE protocol, which stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate, to parents and teachers at the Mountain View Elementary School Site Council [...]

School Safety Moves Beyond the Lockdown

January 8th, 2015|

Sitka School District - Sitka, AK The Sitka School Board heard a presentation on the ALICE program, which represents a departure for personal safety in life-threatening situations. A school shooting is difficult to contemplate, much less talk about, but an important component of ALICE, which stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate is just that [...]

KPBSD Staff, Law Officers Receive Intruder Training

August 31st, 2014|

KPBSD - Soldotna, AK Uniformed officers from law enforcement agencies throughout the Kenai Peninsula joined with Kenai Peninsula Borough School District administrators to learn about ALICE. “Everybody’s here,” said Dave Jones, KPBSD assistant superintendent. “We’re getting on board together.” ALICE, is an intruder response procedure that is drastically different than the traditional lockdown policy. Read more

KPBSD Adopts New Intruder Policy

August 28th, 2014|

KPBSD - Soldotna, AK The KPBSD is making changes to the way schools will respond to armed intruders through ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) training, an update to the emergency action plan, and implementation in schools. Training and collaboration with law enforcement and school principals will occur in Kenai, Alaska, for three days, August 27 [...]

Keeping KPBSD Schools Safe with ALICE

August 26th, 2014|

KPBSD - Soldotna, AK KPBSD is making changes to the way schools will respond to armed intruders through ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) training, an update to the emergency action plan, and implementation in schools. Training and collaboration with law enforcement and school principals will occur in Kenai, Alaska, for three days, August 27 – [...]

Mat-Su School District Gets ALICE Training

April 28th, 2014|

Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District- Palmer, AK School administrators at Mat-Su school district learned ALICE, the proactive approach to school shooter situations, because of concern over the limitations of a lockdown-only policy. Principal Amy Spargo said, "There are too many variables," so school districts need to prepare students and staff to use all their resources in order to [...]