Kanawha County Schools- Charleston, WV

Summer is winding down for kids all across our region, and following a few months where public shootings have played out time and again, parents have concerns. “It’s more of an active preparedness than an passive resistance,” said Keith Vititoe. Vititoe, Kanawha County School’s director of security, is teaching all 4,000 full-time staff and even students A.L.I.C.E training. An additional hope is that as these students leave school, they can use this training in real-life situations. For example, movie theater or church shootings like we have seen recently. Kanawha County Schools will also be increasing their mandatory active training drills from one to four this upcoming year. Read more