• Choir Concert in Little Theater Mar. 1 at 7:00 p.m.

  • ACT for Juniors Feb. 27

  • Fashion for the Cure (haircuts during lunch) Feb. 23 at 7:00 p.m.

  • Black History Month Assembly Feb. 23

The Leaf

Filed under Feature

ALICE can save lives

Advertisement

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Mr. Timothy Arnold teaches his freshman ACE class the basics of ALICE training. Image by Jordan Baker.

Mr. Timothy Arnold teaches his freshman ACE class the basics of ALICE training. Photo courtesy of Jordan Baker.

The training program that helps protect staff and students in the event that an armed intruder enters the building all starts with a simple acronym.

“I think A.L.I.C.E. is a very valuable thing to teach students and staff because it could save our lives one day,” said Ted Vlady, 10.

A: Alert

L: Lockdown

I: Information

C: Counter

E: Evacuation

There are many steps students and staff members can do if an armed intruder ever entered the building:

  • yell at the intruder
  • fight back
  • call the police
  • tell an administrator
  • run away
  • barricade the door

The biggest mistake a student can do in this situation is just sit there. That should be a last resort. Staff and students should always try and either run away or simple fight back.  Sitting there makes you more of a target for the person that is trying to hurt you.

“The normal lockdown procedures are out of date and are what gets people hurt. A.L.I.C.E. should be the new standard,” said Christopher Gribler, 10.

Schools and universities across the nation are make partaking in A.L.I.C.E. training.  Since the Sandy Hook school shooting schools have even added security doors, police officers that are there during the day, and even metal detectors.

“The idea of having a police officer is good at the school, but I think we should have more than one or at least a security door at the front entrance.” said Griffin Burkhart, 10.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • ALICE can save lives

    Feature

    Social media calls for action

  • ALICE can save lives

    Feature

    Presidents’ Day

  • ALICE can save lives

    Feature

    Race for Relay

  • ALICE can save lives

    Feature

    Blood donation tips, tricks

  • ALICE can save lives

    Cover Story

    The Clouds We Carry

  • ALICE can save lives

    Feature

    What is colorism?

  • ALICE can save lives

    Feature

    Model UN thrives in Chicago

  • ALICE can save lives

    Feature

    A Breakdown of the GOP Tax Plan

  • ALICE can save lives

    Spotlight

    Music sparks Swart’s passion

  • ALICE can save lives

    Feature

    Chinese Club preps for Chinese New Year

The student voice of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio
ALICE can save lives