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Action in the Face of Violence

May 10th, 2019|

Well, it has happened again. Just a matter of days after the 20th anniversary of the Columbine tragedy, 2 more schools have had to deal with a shooter in their midst. There are both some consistencies and inconsistencies in these new events versus the Columbine event, and I believe these speak loudly to the change that [...]

Why ALICE Works On A Local Level

March 22nd, 2019|

We are aware of the recent story regarding an active shooter training scenario that took place in an Indiana elementary school. It is important that media reports properly characterize ALICE training. Our training for adults typically starts with participants voluntarily experiencing a traditional lockdown scenario. Most of the time, traditional lockdown leaves participants scared and [...]

The Research Is In – Lockdown Alone Is Out

February 8th, 2019|

Well…. it’s official. After nearly 20 years of advocating and training civilians to engage in proactive, options-based strategies rather than following passive and static response recommendations when facing extreme violence, proactive, options-based response has now been confirmed to work in a scientific study. Dr. Cheryl Jonson, Dr. Melissa Moon, and Joseph Hendry’s recent study, “One [...]

Independent Research Finds Traditional Lockdown is No Longer a Viable Stand-Alone Option in School Shootings

January 18th, 2019|

January 18, 2019, Medina, Ohio – ALICE Training®, the first civilian active shooter response training company in the country, announces independent peer-reviewed research has been released supporting the efficacy of ALICE strategies. The Journal of School Violence published the scientific research evaluating the traditional lockdown adopted by many schools and found it is no [...]

Five Years Later: The Legacy of Sandy Hook

December 14th, 2017|

From time to time there are major events that occur that cause you to remember exactly what you were doing when the event happened. For me, the Sandy Hook shooting is one of those events. I was on a phone call with Mo Canady, Executive Director of the National School Resource Officers’ Association. During the [...]

Tragedy in Las Vegas

October 5th, 2017|

Once again, our nation suffered an incredibly tragic outcome from the acts of a lone gunman. At the latest report, one guy with guns shot and killed 59 and wounded over 500 of our citizens. This event will be listed as the highest mass casualty shooting event that the United States has suffered. Now we [...]

Mason City Teachers Learn Proactive Response to School Threats

March 3rd, 2017|

Mason City Schools - Mason City, IA Mason City's district-wide ALICE training was held this past Friday. Lectures as well as hands-on drills and skill training was conducted. A comical, but important lesson was described in the local news when  four individuals practiced the "Swarm" Technique on Mason City High School Associate Principal Dan Arjes. The local report [...]

Bomb Threat in 2016 Sparks Emergency Management Upgrades at Berlin Schools

February 22nd, 2017|

Berlin Public Schools  – Berlin, NH According to Berlin New Hampshire's local news sources, "A bomb threat last year directed at Berlin Middle School prompted action to revise the plans and policy when dealing with emergency hostile situations including bomb threats or active shooter incidents." Not only were there similar bomb threat reports coming from [...]

Planning Session Opens With Security Discussions

January 25th, 2017|

Ardmore City Schools Board of Education - Ardmore, Oklahoma Reports have been made on the discussions that took place with the Education Services Center for Ardmore City Schools that met on Saturday morning. These concerned citizens shared the thoughts that many city schools hold. An emphasis was put on the need for better protocol and [...]

Today’s Lesson: Counter

April 21st, 2016|

Sonora High School- Habra, CA The shots rang out inaudibly against the padded walls as the bullets, which were Nerf gun darts, collided with gym shirts and bare legs. Johnson, a sophomore, was a volunteer, and the cowering students merely players. Increasingly, though, this scenario is one that high schools fear could happen for real. [...]

Fight Over Flight? Shooter Protocols May Need Revision

January 25th, 2016|

Bloomberg BNA- The standard now is to be more active, and organizations need to make sure that their personnel are adequately prepared, Greg Crane, president of the ALICE Training in Medina, Ohio, told Bloomberg BNA Jan. 13. “The reality is people will be under attack before law enforcement gets there. What can they do?” Crane [...]

Intruders Beware: Schools Are Ready

January 22nd, 2016|

South Montgomery Community School- Crawfordsville, IN Southmont School Resource Officer (SRO) Jennifer Griffith and North Montgomery SRO Brett Dale are in the process of training everyone in both districts on how to be safe in an intruder or active shooter situation. Southmont teachers are being trained in several sessions this month while Dale said North [...]

Marlborough: Schools Adopt Active Shooter Safety Program

January 21st, 2016|

Marlborough Public Schools- Marlborough, MA The city’s schools have begun implementing a new, more aggressive approach to shooter lockdowns with the aim of putting it into practice at all schools by the end of the year. The “ALiCE” system – which stands for alert, lockdown, inform, counter, evacuate – differs from the normal lockdown procedure [...]

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