HSA Dayton had a wonderful a full day A.L.I.C.E (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) safety “workout” on Friday February 6, 2015. We thank Sgt. Worley and Deputy Tays for their awesome training. The ALICE Training offers school districts options that mitigate liability, assume less risk and, most importantly, equip students and faculty with life-saving skills. ALICE provides the new standard of care. ALICE is NOT sequential nor is it meant to be a check list of things to do. It is a list of options that can be used to stay safe in the highly unlikely event of a violent intruder. As the situation develops, it is possible that students and staff will need to use more than one option. During an active shooter event, staff will rarely have all the information they need to make a fully informed decision about which option is best. While they should follow the plan and any instructions given during the event, often they will have to rely on their own judgment to decide which option will best protect lives.
HSA Dayton HS believes that ALICE will make us think differently and check our safety procedures from a new perspective. This will also start new talks among us specific to our building and communicate our findings with students and their families . We will need to make some changes in our building as much as our budget allows.