Cal Lutheran University- Thousand Oaks, CA

Due to the number of shootings recently, many have begun to question whether lockdown is the safest option for students. Keep in mind that a loockdown is only one option. Another option is called ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuation). ALICE is a training program that enables a person’s participation for their survival and leading others to safety. It requires that a person be alert, make a room more barricaded if they cannot evacuate, inform others of the situation with clear information, to only counter if necessary, and how to evacuate safely if the opportunity arises. ALICE was created to help a person in order to help others. It is important to understand what to do during this type of emergency. No one ever knows when the next shooting might happen or how many lives will be lost. All we can do is follow these drills as they are intended for our safety, should an event like this occur. This way no one is caught off guard during an actual shooting. Read more[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]