Schools Explore Active Shooter Response Training

Schools Explore Active Shooter Response Training

Southland School District- Adams, MN

For many school districts, being prepared for a scenario like a fire or tornado comes with specific instructions, such as evacuating the building or gathering in storm shelters. But when someone enters a school with the intent to harm, the lines become blurred. What should students, teachers and school administrators do: run, hide or fight? A number of area school districts have already started to implement proactive training, swapping out the traditional lockdown drill for a program like ALICE and Run, Hide, Fight.  Changes to traditional lockdown procedures already have begun for several school districts in southeastern Minnesota. As superintendent for both the LeRoy-Ostrander and Southland school districts in Mower County, Jeff Sampson said that his administrators are trained how to respond to an active-shooter situation. “I know some schools are looking at some Run, Hide, Fight programming like ALICE.” Sampson said. “We are currently training students and staff this year.” Read more

 

 

November 30th, 2015|