Prepared, not scared; ASD teaches ALICE training

Published: Oct. 15, 2018 at 9:28 PM AKDT
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Preparing students and teachers across the Anchorage School District for a potential scenario of an active shooter or intruder, ASD teachers learn ALICE training.

ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate.

Anchorage School District's Preparedness Coordinator Steve Brown says ALICE examples are taught like barricading a door or countering as a last resort option.

ASD Teacher Cindy Cooks says it's important that teachers and students have options and practice drills for the worst case scenario in order to make the best call depending on the situation.

"I think the amount that we practice them is vital because of lot of times something that goes the first indicator is for kids to be afraid," Cook said.