ALICE training open to public next week

Alert. Lockdown. Inform. Counter. Evacuate.

Those five steps, which make up the acronym “ALICE,” could mean the difference between living through an active intruder situation and not. The Alice training that has been offered to students, staff, faculty, and administrators throughout the Warren County School District is now being offered to parents, guardians, and interested community members as well.

In conjunction with the City of Warren Police Department, said superintendent Amy Stewart, the district will be offering an Alice presentation at the Beaty-Warren Middle School auditorium at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 8.

The Alice strategy for responding to active intruders “empowers adults and children to make life-saving choices in the event of an active intruder emergency,” the program flyer says.

Stewart elaborated, “we want to provide parents with a look at the training we are providing to our students. The training is not unique to the school environment, it can be utilized in almost any setting by adults and children. When I talk to staff and students after the trainings they normally share with me that they feel better equipped and more comfortable knowing what to do in an active shooter situation. We want parents to understand the concepts we are teaching the children and be able to talk with them about it at home at an age-appropriate level.”