Cullman County School District- Cullman, AL

Much like high school students, local deputies and police officers are never finished learning. Classes might be back in session today, but the officers tasked with keeping students safe went back to school a few days early this week to learn some new tactics in the event of an attack on campus. More than 30 people, including school resource officers and local business people, spent Monday and Tuesday learning what to do in the event of an active shooter at their campus or place of business. Following the two-day training on Monday and Tuesday, the county school system is planning a one-day course for all teachers on September 28. Cullman County Schools safety director Jeff Harper said Cullman County is one of the first systems in the nation to roll out ALICE training for all employees. Cullman Assistant Police Chief Craig Green said the required time for school resource officers to participate in training such as the ALICE program is well worth the investment. “The safety of our student body is very important,” Green said. “We are thankful to have the opportunity to bring this training to our department. The number of school staff and law enforcement members attending this training proves we are committed to the safety and security of every student in our school system.” Read more