(Sept. 4, 2015 – Medina, Ohio)

A recent Associated Press article titled “Ohio Building Board Cautions Schools about Barricade Devices”, written by Andrew Welsh-Huggins, incorrectly identifies a door locking device in a photograph as an “ALICE device”.  The ALICE Training Institute does not manufacture, endorse, or sell any brand of door locking device.   

Dave Mueller, Director of the ALICE Training Institute, responded.  “I want to make sure our position on this topic is clear.  We do not endorse any brand of door-locking devices.  The reasoning behind our position is detailed on our website and we strongly encourage those interested in the topic to review it.”

Mueller went on to explain that employing a door-locking device to secure a door is different than barricading a door.  “There are subtle but important differences between door-locking devices and barricades.  The ALICE Training Institute has always taught the principles of barricading.”

Click here to read why ALICE does not endorse any brand of door-locking devices.

Click here to read about the differences between a barricade and a door-locking device.

About the ALICE Training Institute

The ALICE Training Institute is changing how schools, universities and businesses respond to armed intruders.  ALICE (Alert, Lock-down, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate), developed after Columbine, teaches strategies to survive a life-threatening event.  Supported by educators and law enforcement across the country, ALICE is quickly becoming the new standard of care.

 For More Information Contact:

 Name:                 Victoria Shaw

 Email:                vshaw@alicetraining.com

 URL:                    www.alicetraining.com

 Download a copy of this press release here.