Instead of the traditional lockdown and shelter-in-place protocol for an active shooter incident, APS will now be applying the ALICE system: “alert, lockdown, inform, counter and evacuate.” ALICE has been introduced to 3,700 school districts and is more proactive than the traditional response.
Worried about gun violence, 20 Illinois schools install emergency boxes that notify police.
Superintendent Christy Finley said the shooting took place in a restroom, and the involved students are in second grade. The gun was immediately taken into custody and the gym teacher sought medical treatment for the student who was injured, Finley said.
School shootings are not new. Campuses have been fighting to keep students safe for decades.
A teenager was killed near a North Las Vegas high school in what police believe was a targeted shooting.
A man defied security measures to kill his bedridden wife and himself, rattling hospital staff.
The Campus Security & Life Safety team is taking its one-day Summit to Phoenix, Ariz.
The Department of Homeland Security is offering school districts funding for student trauma training programs.
Campus lockdown procedures, much like other emergency response and disaster preparedness measures, are critical to the safe and secure operation of a school campus.
With back-to-school upon us, we all know how important it is to ensure students are prepped with the essentials.