Champaign, Urbana educators to undergo active shooter training Thursday

Champaign, Urbana educators to undergo active shooter training Thursday

Champaign public schools are working on implementing new security protocols in the case of an active shooter.

Unit 4 teachers and administrators are taking part in training Thursday for a program called ALICE.  The acronym ALICE stands for alert, lockdown, inform, counter and evacuate. The point of the system is to help educators be proactive if there's a shooter on campus in the time before law enforcement arrives.

Unit 4 spokesperson Stephanie Stuart talked about the ALICE training Tuesday on the WDWS News Hour.  She talked about how the system will be implemented along with other safety precautions already in place.

Some officials from the Urbana School District are taking part in Thursday's training as well.

According to its website, the ALICE program is designed for use by schools, hospitals, government buildings, businesses and places of worship.

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Commonsenseman wrote on June 11, 2014 at 7:06 pm

with the danger that exists in these modern times, why would any parent want to take police out of the schools?  I doubt this training can replace an armed resource officer