12/6/13 – 5:14 A.M.
Findlay Police spoke publicly about what they’ve been training school staffs to do in the event of an active shooter situation. Lt. Scott Lowry talked to parents at Glenwood Middle School last night about what A.L.I.C.E. training aims to do. The acronym stands for alert, lockdown, inform, counter and evacuate.
While most people are in agreement about the alert, lockdown, inform, and evacuate parts of the plan, the counter portion can cause some confusion. Lowery tells the Courier the idea isn’t to have students and staff fight a gunman, but instead creating noise and distraction for a shooter who has broken into a barricaded classroom. He added that huddling in a corner in that situation only makes the students and staff easy targets.
Lowry went on to say it’s important to barricade and evacuate classrooms. He said many of the teenagers who were killed in the Columbine High School massacre hid in the library even though they had time to escape.
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