Sept 25, 2018
APS takes new approach to active shooter training 7:02 PM MDT Sep 24, 2018 Reporter ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The Albuquerque Public School district is implementing new safety measures to help protect students if an active shooter situation arises. ALICE is the new tactic-based training that encourages a more active response and focuses on having students and staff evacuate the building and run from danger, instead of staying locked inside a classroom or sheltering in place.
ALICE stands for alert, lockdown, inform, counter, and evacuate.
"The ALICE approach gives our teachers and our staff opinions to do what they need to do in order to keep people safe with the information they have at the time, said Steve Gallegos, APS chief of police.The highest amount of victims are those who laid still and waited for the bad guy to do what he wanted to do."
The school district said it is updating its alarm and camera systems, added fencing around schools and locks on doors in an effort to help protect students at APS campuses in case of a school shooting.
"We accept that a real crisis can happen anytime. It's in our best interest to educate and prepare with the help of experts, so we can make sure our children are safe, said Superintendent Raquel Reedy.
APS is working with the Albuquerque Police Department, the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office, and the FBI on this new safety training. They hope to have all students and staff trained by November.
"We understand it comes back to the people having the power, skills to make good decision in very difficult situations, said Scott Elder.
Currently, BCSO has deputies at eight different middle and high schools.Read the source article at Albuquerque, NM News, Weather and Sports