School officials train for shooting incident
In a spooky scene reminiscent of real ones that played out at an Oregon high school this week, a Seattle college last week and a California campus last month, a "shooter" takes aim during a safety training session Thursday at Champaign's Garden Hills Elementary.
It was only a drill — but a chilling one — that was put on for Champaign and Urbana school administrators by an Ohio-based critical incident response training company.
Come fall, both C-U public school districts will join Unity and St. Joseph-Ogden high schools, who adopted the ALICE program after going through similar training in December.
ALICE — an acronym that stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate — is designed to give a victim options in an active shooter situation in a public place.
Here is Tim Ditman's report on Thursday's session for WDWS-AM.
From our archives
Read Patrick Wade's behind-the-scenes story from an ALICE training day held in December for area schools and law enforcement.