As a part of our current safety procedures and drill practice, the Tecumseh School District is working in conjunction with the Tecumseh Police Department to institute the A.L.I.C.E. process in response to an emergency. The A.L.I.C.E. training team is developing, educating and training staff and all students, in age-appropriate fashion, on how to respond and prepare for the unlikely occurrence of an active intruder or active threat during school. Please know that schools are taking into account developmental appropriateness and levels of learning abilities to accommodate all drill situations.
The active intruder/threat program is called Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate, commonly referred to as A.L.I.C.E. This process provides appropriate action steps for students and staff to take in order to stay safe in the event of an active intruder or active threat in the school building or on campus.
The main objective of this program is to provide students and staff with OPTIONS to increase their chance of survival during an active intruder or active threat emergency. The A.L.I.C.E. initiative is recognized across the country as an additional component to the traditional “lockdown” response.
Lenawee County school administrators, facilitators and staff began A.L.I.C.E. training in the winter of 2014. It is time to educate and train our students by engaging in age-appropriate lessons and practicing age-appropriate scenarios, which will lead to a practical understanding of the safety options provided by A.L.I.C.E.