Smithville School District- Smithville, MO

Lockdowns throughout a school have been a standard strategy for the Smithville School District and others across the nation in the event of an active shooter in the building scenario. That is changing with a transition to the ALICE program in Smithville, which gives students and staff more proactive opportunities to reach a safe place, whether it’s slipping through an outer door when the shooter is in another area of the building or escaping through a window. “You don’t want to be a sitting duck,” Smithville Police Officer Mike Logan said. “We need to be prepared,” he said. Read more