La Salle-Peru High School- La Salle, IL

One such approach taking hold locally is training in ALICE — an acronym for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate and is designed to teach students to participate in their own survival, while leading others to safety.”The idea behind ALICE is to give individuals an opportunity to make the BEST decision possible to get to a safe place in a code red crisis,” said Steve Sash, associate principal for operations at La Salle-Peru High School. “In the past code red meant lockdown and hide in the corner of the room. With ALICE students and staff now have the option to evacuate or lockdown depending on which choice would be the best for the situation. The main idea is to remove yourself from danger. Read more