Ashville, OH

With events of active shooters in schools over recent years, child care workers got together Thursday evening to learn how they could better prepare themselves and their students if they ever encounter this tragic situation. Det. Jeff George, Ashville Police Department, became an ALICE trainer this spring and said the training he gave to the child care workers can be applied to any civilian who is stuck in a situation at a school or office. In the past, George said those involved in an active shooter situation were told to stay and hide, but now the theory has changed for those involved to do something. “They have changed what to do in the situation,” George said. “We are trying to teach the kids to get out. You want to try and get out as soon as you can. We have learned that hunkering down and doing nothing will more than likely get you hurt. Doing something will help save your life dramatically.” Read more