Lockdowns Aren’t Much Help If There Is An Active Killer, Expert Tells Local Teachers

Lockdowns Aren’t Much Help If There Is An Active Killer, Expert Tells Local Teachers

Bristol Township- Levittown, PA

If an active killer (the term that is replacing active shooter) comes into a school, office or industrial building, experts say a lockdown is not always the best course of action. Michael C. Kimball, an instructor for the ALICE training institute, recently worked Bristol Township teachers and administrators, police and medics on how to properly respond to a worst case situation. Bristol Township School District Interim Superintendent Melanie Gehrens said the program gave educators a fresh look at what to do in an active killer situation. She said the staged drill put teachers in a real world situation and helped them acclimate to the stress they would face. Officials will work to determine how changes can be made to current district emergency procedures following the ALICE training, Gehrens said. Those in this week’s ALICE training were taught to “learn it to live it.” Read more

 

November 9th, 2015|