North Bend, OR

Educators and law enforcement gathered to attend a program on how to effectively prepare in the event of a school shooting. The program, Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate was held at the Family Worship Center in North Bend. For two days, educators and law enforcement were trained on how to respond if an intruder entered a school. Michael Kimball, an instructor for the program, said the program offers training to help prepare those who are faced with a violent intruder event. Jake Smith, assistant principal at North Bend High School, attended the program, and he said it was helpful and schools everywhere would benefit from it. “Although every situation is different and difficult to plan for a disaster, it gives administrators, teachers and anybody in the building something to think about,” Smith said. “It gives you a chance to think on your feet.” Read more