Illinois State University- Normal, IL

Ideas are changing about the best strategy for reacting when an active shooter is in a school building.  ISU Police Chief Aaron Woodruff Weichman went through a training program called ALICE — Alert. Lockdown. Inform. Counter. Evacuate — at Heartland Community College last year. “It was really eye-opening,” he said. Metcalf hosted another two-day training session this summer. Then Weichman, Woodruff, University High School Assistant Principal Steve Evans and Eric Hodges, ISU’s emergency manager, compared notes and adapted the training to local needs. Read more