Geneva County Schools Train to Fight Active Shooters

ALICE training program targeted at keeping schools safe from shooters.

MGN Online

It's no surprise school violence is on the rise. In Geneva County, administrators are working with law enforcement to keep students safe in an active shooter scenario.

Since the start of spring semester, officers have been training students to protect themselves using the A.L.I.C.E. system. That stands for alert, lockdown, inform, counter, and evacuate.

Becky Birdsong, the school district's superintendent, says trainers are showing students how to be proactive, not reactive.

"We've always practiced our lockdown drills, but this approach is more of a 'be-ready' type situation for teachers to barricade their doors and try to do more things to prevent the person from going into classrooms and going as far into the school."

School officials tell us more drills are planned and that students and teachers will be tested for their knowledge of lockdown protocol.

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