Huron County Sheriff’s Office- Huron County, MI

Huron County Sheriff Kelly J. Hanson said the training was offered to all local police officers for free. Training together increases the officers’ cohesiveness if tragedy strikes and also gives officers a chance to receive quality instruction locally. In the past, teachers were told to lock classroom doors and instruct students to huddle together, which made easy targets for killers who rush through the school intent on wrecking as much terror as possible. Now, many schools employ A.L.I.C.E. – Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Escape. The goal is to inform police and get the children out safely. “We’re now trying to teach the teachers to empower themselves, where the teachers are responsible for the kids. We tell the teachers to get the kids out the window. There’s no sense in hiding in the corner and waiting for the bad guy to come in when you can escape and run away from the danger,” Huron County Sheriff Deputy Ryan Swartz said. Read more