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A.L.I.C.E. training teachers and staff

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A.L.I.C.E (Alert, Lock down, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) is an enhanced lock down program that trains teachers and staff on what to do to keep their students and themselves safe in case an intruder enters the building. A.L.I.C.E (Alert, Lock down, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) is an enhanced lock down program that trains teachers and staff on what to do to keep their students and themselves safe in case an intruder enters the building.
Lima City Schools was one of the first school districts in the State of Ohio to offer real life scenario training. Lima City Schools was one of the first school districts in the State of Ohio to offer real life scenario training.

Teachers and staff from all Lima City Schools were part of a special training on Friday, and it's one that will help prepare them for situations where an intruder might be in the building.

A.L.I.C.E (Alert, Lock down, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) is an enhanced lock down program that trains teachers and staff on what to do to keep their students and themselves safe in case an intruder enters the building. Along with that, it also gives staff many options on how to respond to an active shooter.

"Through this training we teach them the proper ways of being able to barricade the doors successfully and how to be able to if you encounter an active shooter if he comes into the room and tries to harm people and in the worst case scenario oh how to be able to take a shooter down as the last option.
We had a bad a guy here who is going to the classrooms and going to simulate been that bad guy so that our teachers will know what it’s kind of like to do some of the things that were teaching them and how effective it actually can be," says Nate Garlock, district Director of Safety and Security.

Lima City Schools was one of the first school districts in the State of Ohio to offer real life scenario training. Principal at Heritage Elementary says they've done training in the past but never this intense, and she says it's great the teachers get to learn what to do in case something bad were to happen.

"Yes, you can watch things on you know video and you can have somebody stand up and present but to actually have that real life real life experience where you’re actually hearing gunfire and somebody pounding on the door it makes it real life and I think that’s what is important for the staff to learn what would it feel like in a situation like that," says Stacy Barker, Principal. 

As part of the training teachers also spent time learning basic first aid tips from local professionals in case of an emergency.

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