Newtown, CT

It’s an uncomfortable reality for parents:  active shooter training in our children’s schools. Now there’s a new picture book that aims to teach kindergarteners how to get out alive. It’s a sensitive subject for children.  That’s why the nationally known, ALICE Training Institute is now teaching kids in Kindergarten to 2nd grade, how to defeat “dangerous” intruders with a new picture book. “I’m not scared…I’m prepared” explains how ants elude a coyote, by throwing things, making noises and running in a zig-zag pattern to escape. “We have to be so careful what we tell. You can’t teach a child through fear,” said Gary Kamp, national trainer for ALICE, which stands for alert, lockdown, inform, counter, evacuate. Since being published this year, teachers have read the book in over 600 school districts in the north east alone. ALICE points out, that over 22-million people have learned about their training methods. Six schools have used the concept for survival in real-life scenarios. Read more