Avon Lake Schools – Avon Lake, OH

Avon Lake Schools follows the ALICE program, which encourages the school to keep communication lines open during a shooting scenario, inform students when it is safe to leave and to defend oneself against intruders as a last resort. It stands for alert, lockdown, inform, counter and evacuate. ALICE differs from traditional lockdown methods that mainly tell students to duck, cover and wait in classrooms. “We feel like we have a good protocol in place if something ever were to happen,” he said. “ALICE is all about getting kids away, getting them to safety and being very proactive during the event.” Read more