the district’s high school and middle school as part of a nationwide program called ALICE., which stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate. Based in Medina, Ohio, the ALICE Training’s website says it “provides proactive risk management” to schools, universities and other organizations by teaching students the skills and knowledge of their options to respond when shots are fired because they have learned in the K-12 setting, just like they do now when hear a fire alarm. Champion schools will conduct ALICE drills twice a year. During the drills, teachers and students will practice procedures for barricading classrooms doors to block an intruder from entering, as well as emergency exit procedures for vacating the building. More than one million people at 900-plus organizations nationwide have undergone ALICE training, which formed after the 1999 mass school shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado. Read more