Stevens Point Area Public School District- Stevens Point, WI

School district officials have announced an upcoming drill designed to prepare students and staff for an intruder event. The ALiCE drill- Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate- replaces Code React, which had been used in schools in the event of a safety concern, such as an armed intruder or hostage situation inside a district building. ALiCE implements more defined policies for teachers and other district employees to act based on events which actually occur, rather than a “one-size fits all” approach, according to Lee Bush, interim superintendent. Bush said one such drill was conducted for district employees in late summer prior to the school year. That drill, he said, simulated a real-life armed intruder, but he stressed future drills would be “age appropriate” reflective of each school. In a letter to parents, Bush likened the drill to fire and tornado drills conducted throughout the year. Read more