Piqua, OH

The attendees watching the video were a mix of school teachers and school administrators from nine surrounding counties for an armed intruder training program – PROTECT:Schools – presented by area law enforcement. At the helm was Piqua Deputy Chief Marty Grove to discuss changes to the old “lockdown-only” mentality utilizing ALiCE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate). The full day exercise provided hands-on training on what to do during active shooter situations that included sessions on communication, how to barricade, assessing threats, and self-defense. “Are you guys prepared for when today is not like yesterday?” asked Grove for when an armed intruder/active shooter enters a school. Read more