Kent State University – Kent, OH

Florida State University students such as Kelly  Kalich said they followed active shooter training techniques taught through the A.L.I.C.E. training program that allows students at universities nationwide to appropriately respond to an active shooter situation. The program, also offered at Kent State, was last taught at FSU on Oct. 15. According to A.L.I.C.E. guidelines, FSU students were alerted, informed and evacuated — three techniques students are taught through the training. Kent State’s A.L.I.C.E. training is free and open to all students. In 2009, Kent State required faculty and staff to take an interactive, 90-minute workshop about what to do during active shooter incidents. In 2010, Kent State required freshmen enrolled in the First Year Experience course to attend these workshops. The A.L.I.C.E. workshops are “lockdown procedures on steroids,” said Michquel Penn, Kent State University police community liaison. Penn teaches the A.L.I.C.E. training sessions at Kent State. Last April, 7,000 faculty, staff members and students attended the A.L.I.C.E. workshops after Kent State freshman Quavaugntay Tyler fired a gun in the Bowman Hall parking lot, causing a three-hour campus lockdown. Read more