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 reality for many schools around the country. Campus Security at Elizabethtown College has introduced a program to prepare students for such a crisis. The program is known by its acronym, ALICE, which stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate. The first ALICE training session for the semester was held on Wednesday, Jan. 20 in Hoover 110. There was a second session on Wednesday, Jan. 27 in Nicarry 205, and there will be additional sessions once a month for the rest of the semester. “We’re trying to get this out to as many people as possible, so please spread the word,” Director of Campus Security Andrew Powell said. Read more