Teachers and Administrators Learn New Techniques to Keep Children Safe at School

Teachers and Administrators Learn New Techniques to Keep Children Safe at School

Pittsburgh Area Schools- Pittsburgh, PA

In an effort to train teachers and administrators on how to keep themselves and students safe, schools are turning to a program called ALICE. Target 11 investigator Rick Earle got exclusive access to ALICE, which stands for alert, lockdown, inform, counter and evacuate. He went along with teachers, administrators and school security officers as they learned new techniques designed to save lives. During a realistic training exercise at Brentwood High School, teachers are shown what to do in the event that a gunman enters their school. “You always think this can never happen to us, but you always plan for something you hope never happens,” said City Charter High School Safety Officer Del Dougherty. In Pennsylvania, 192 school districts currently use Alice. Those districts include Brentwood, Mt. Lebanon, and Seneca Valley. Read more 

August 25th, 2015|