Alabaster schools receiving crisis training

The Alabaster School System is planning to implement A.L.I.C.E. training at each of its schools. (Contributed)

The Alabaster School System is planning to implement A.L.I.C.E. training at each of its schools. (Contributed)

By NEAL WAGNER / City Editor

The Alabaster School System will look to be prepared for potential crisis situations – such as an active shooting scenario – through training with the Alabaster Police Department after the Alabaster School Board approved the training during its Dec. 10 meeting.

The School Board voted unanimously to work with the police department to provide “A.L.I.C.E.” training in each of Alabaster’s schools. A.L.I.C.E., which stands for “Alert, lockdown, inform, counter and evacuate,” teaches school staff members and teachers beyond a “lockdown-only” response, according to the program’s website.

Through the training, each school will be better prepared to evacuate and respond in the event of an active shooter situation. The program offers age-appropriate training to each grade level.

“You want to do as much as you can on the front end to be ready in case something ever happens,” said School Board President Adam Moseley. “We are doing this through a partnership with our local law enforcement.”

To learn more about the program, visit Alicetraining.com/alice/k-12.aspx.