Southeast School District- Cherokee, KS

It’s a scenario officials in the Southeast School District hope they’ll never need to use, but they practiced it anyway. As part of the active shooter simulation, most of the school’s students were evacuated from the high school to the district office parking lot a few hundred yards away. Superintendent Brad Miner says much of what is learned in active shooter situations can also be put to use for other emergencies. “Just being able to know that we can think on our feet when we’re given a variety of information, that we can respond accordingly. That’s what is good about having the A.L.I.C.E. drill transfer to other types of situations,” said Brad Miner, Southeast School District Superintendent. A.L.I.C.E. stands for “Alert Lockdown Inform Counter Evacuate.” Throughout the school year, students and teachers prepare for these types of situations so it will be second nature if they happen. In addition to the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office, Cherokee police also took part in the exercise. Read more