Students Get Intruder Response Tips

Students Get Intruder Response Tips

Frank Layden Elementary School- Frontenac,KS

As the number of school shootings and intruder incidents on schools and elsewhere have increased nationwide in recent years, so have the ways law enforcement officials are encouraging potential victims to respond. Law enforcement officials have been on the campus of Frank Layden Elementary School campus this week visiting with kindergarten through fifth grade students on what to do should an intruder show up in their classrooms. Crawford County Chief Deputy Sheriff Steve Geier “Intruders can show up at schools, universities, churches and even places like the mall,” he said.In years past the message to those inside when an armed intruder showed up was to take cover and hide. “That’s not the case any more,” Geier said. “The average response time for first responders to show up is 5-to-6 minutes or longer.””And all too often when first responders show up they can become victims,” Geier said. The goal is to make every minute count and the system being taught goes by the acronym of ALICE, he said.”And all too often when first responders show up they can become victims,” Geier said. The goal is to make every minute count and the system being taught goes by the acronym of ALICE, he said.This week’s sessions were focused on the presentations. He said in coming weeks the students will participate in a mock attack where they will be encouraged to throw things. “We want to help prepare them for any crisis,” Geier said. “We want them to be prepared and not scared.” He said sheriff’s officers and others are spreading the same message throughout the county on school campuses. While officers and educators never want to see shootings or intruders on local campuses, Geier said it is not realistic to think such things can not happen locally. Read more

February 4th, 2016|