Schools Rethinking Response to ‘Active Shooter’ Crisis

Independence School District – Independence, MO

Some school districts are slightly rethinking the way they train for safety regarding one horrific scenario. The Independence School District this summer will implement a new program to train for what law enforcement calls an “active shooter” incident – a gunman loose in a school. At a meeting of local emergency managers earlier this month, Dave Lamken, the district’s director of public safety, outlined a new training course, ALICE, short for alert, lockdown, inform, counter, evacuate. The training starts this summer, and Lamken said everyone in the district will have it by February. Read more

May 22nd, 2014|
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