Sharpsville Area School District News Article

Community ALICE Active Shooter Training Night

Sharpsville Area School District, like every district in the nation, has spent a lot of time examining school safety and security over the last several years, and the district has made investments to help ensure a secure, nurturing learning environment.

As part of these ongoing discussions the district has held a number of events on school safety and security. On Wednesday, November 13, 2019, the Sharpsville Area School District will be offering ALICE Active Shooter Training to our community.

ALICE (which stands for alert, lockdown, inform, counter, evacuate), is a training method that teaches techniques that can reduce injuries and casualties in the event of an active shooter. ALICE differs from the lockdown/shelter-in-place approach previously used by many districts, including SASD. ALICE has been incorporated into our district emergency operations plan.

ALICE empowers staff and students to make informed decisions about how to best ensure their own safety during an active shooter event, especially before authorities arrive on the scene or when they are not immediately available. More on ALICE can be found at ALICEtraining.com.

Sharpsville Area School District places the highest priority on keeping our students and staff safe. While we hope that our community never has to utilize this training, it is important for us to be prepared should an unspeakable event take place in one of our schools.

Please consider joining us on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 6:00 PM in the High School Auditorium for this informative and hands on training. Please RSVP by Monday, November 11, 2019 at (724) 962-8300 ext. 4101

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