Onalaska High School- Onalaska, WI

As the school year approaches, school administrators in the Coulee Region are learning skills they hope they never have to use: how to stop an active shooter. Schools and police officers from Onalaska and surrounding school districts went through a two-day training program called “ALICE.” The participants went through a variety of active shooter simulations in the halls of Onalaska High School. Those drills couldn’t be shown on film for the participants’ privacy, but they say they clearly demonstrated the difference between the ALICE program and traditional lockdown procedures used in the past.” “It opened all of our eyes to how in the education world we need to continue to look at ways to grow and improve, not only to educate our children but keeping them safe,” said Anna Curtis, Associate Principal of Onalaska High School. Read more