ALICE Training Blog

ALICE Instructor Development for Active Shooter Response

October 16th, 2014|

(Re-posted from the Regional Education Service Agencies' October 2014 Newsletter. Download full newsletter here) A recent study of active shooter events (2000-2013) conducted by the U. S. Department of Justice – Federal Bureau of Investigation has provided some alarming information.  According to the FBI study, of the 160 incidents that occurred during this period: An [...]

10 Takeaways from the 2014 FBI Report

October 13th, 2014|

FBI Report: “A Study of Active Shooter Incidents in the United States between 2000 and 2013” Background: On September 24, 2014, the FBI released a study of 160 active shooter incidents that occurred between 2000 and 2013 throughout the United States. The information contained in this study can benefit anyone who could potentially be in [...]

Is Your Workplace Prepared for Violence?

September 30th, 2014|

  Does your company have protocols for dealing with workplace violence? Do you know what the plan is for handling disgruntled customers or coworkers? Are you empowered to make your own life-saving decisions during a terrible tragedy like an attack at work? Are you prepared? The realities of workplace violence are sobering. Despite the prevalence [...]

7 Tips for Classroom Setup to Guard Against a School Shooter

August 6th, 2014|

One of the most basic ways to increase safety in schools is to set up classrooms in a safer way. For an ALICE Certified teacher classroom safety becomes an utmost priority. Here are some tips on  how to maximize safety and support ALICE strategies through specific environmental changes to the standard classroom layout. Keep in [...]

3 Lessons for Law Enforcement in School Shooting Tragedies

July 22nd, 2014|

At the 2014 NASRO conference in California, Kristina Anderson, survivor of the Virginia Tech shooting, shared her story and advocacy for safer schools. Michelle Gaye, mother of Josephine Gaye, one of the Sandy Hook angels, spoke at the conference as well. These speakers reflected on some of the violent tragedies in schools that are forever [...]

Overcoming the Lockdown-Only Policy

April 14th, 2014|

Support for ALICE Concepts used during the Franklin Regional High School Stabbing Incident On the morning of April 9, 2014, a 16 year-old student entered Franklin Regional High School brandishing two knives. The sophomore ran through hallways slashing and stabbing 20 students and one security guard. The attack ended when Vice Principal Sam King and senior student [...]

Testimonial from Sudbury, MA Police Chief

December 5th, 2013|

[Sudbury PD. letter received by ALICE] [Download PDF] The ALICE Training Institute was honored to have the Sudbury, MA police department host an ALICE training class for their community.  Included in the training were local community assets including: school administrators; local government officials; law enforcement; and community residents by invitation due to classroom limitations. Sudbury [...]

Can ALICE Training Save Lives in School?

December 4th, 2013|

Wisconsin School Safety Coordinators Association (WSSCA) - November 2013 Newsletter [Reprinted with Permission] [Download PDF] WSSCA, founded in 1968, is an association of professionals dedicated to the task of improving security, safety, and health in Wisconsin schools. WSSCA is a non-profit and non-government organization that includes administrators, supervisors, teachers, building and grounds personnel, health and [...]

National SRO Association is RIGHT with ALICE

December 4th, 2013|

Ken Trump Misrepresents the Truth Again The National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) is dedicated to providing the highest quality of training to school-based law enforcement officers in order to promote safer schools and safer kids. NASRO, the world’s leader in school-based policing, is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1991 with a solid commitment [...]

Sharing your School Emergency Plans with Students

November 20th, 2013|

Recently, I had the opportunity to address an Intervention and Enrichment class at one of our middle schools. Their IE class is focused on safety and different aspects of safety. It was a great opportunity to share with students the “why” we have emergency plans in place. One topic we talked about was fire drills and how they have evolved. Years ago we would just pull the fire alarm and everyone would exit the building. They would walk out as far as the outer walk…that was the plan. We would then use some type of signal to bring everyone back in the building.