SMITHFIELD – Smithfield police were at the high school Monday, directing teachers to climb out windows and shield themselves with desks.
The procedures were part of a new training program to replace traditional lockdown strategies, and equip school staff with options to protect themselves and students in the case of an armed invasion.
After Monday’s session, 150 Smithfield teachers and staff now have the ability to do more than wait and hide for first responders to arrive on the scene.
ALICE, which stands for “Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate,” is a way for individuals “in active, threatening situations to react and/or defend themselves,” said Detective Sgt. Gregg Catlow, who is a certified instructor of ALICE.
Read the full article in The Valley Breeze: http://www.valleybreeze.com/2014-08-27/observer-smithfield-west/smithfield-welcomes-alice#.U_9VUPldXjU