Southeast Missourian- Cape Girardeau, MO

That’s why ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) training is so important, along with other security measures at schools and other public places. Some of our employees at the Southeast Missourian have gone through ALICE training. If you ever find yourself in an active shooter situation, the best thing you can do is to get out of the building as quickly as possible. If it’s not safe to get to an exit, and you can barricade yourself safely behind a locked door, do so. If you cannot do either of those things, be prepared to fight. Throw things at the attacker, like staplers or books, whatever you can get your hands on. Do not crouch into a fetal position on the floor. That makes you an easy target for someone whose aim is to simply kill as many people as possible. Read more