Classified Senate will hold a workshop on Wednesday, Dec. 3, that teaches non-bargaining classified employees and Athens County K-12 administrators how to react during an active shooter situation.
Ohio University Police Department Sgt. Brian Kapple will instruct participants on how to react during an active shooter situation using the alert, lockdown, inform, counter and escape (ALICE) strategy.
Kapple said the strategy was developed by former SWAT officers after the Columbine High School incident to give people more options than the "lockdown/secure in place" technique commonly used during an active shooter situation.
"The lockdown strategy still works, but ALICE gives people other alternatives," Kapple said. "Some of the things I will teach are how to stay aware during the incident, how to counter moves to combat the assailant and how to safely evacuate the area."
So far, more than 130 have signed up for the training, including more than 15 administrators from Athens County primary and secondary schools. Interested employees can download a PDF of the registration form, or call 593-4423. The registration deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 26.
Associate Dean of Students Greg Janson will also be on hand to discuss the Student Review and Consultation Committee's work.
The SRCC, now in its second year, assesses reports of students demonstrating troubling behavior, determines if the reports have merit and develops a course of action.
In addition, OUPD and Administrative Senate will host ALICE Violent Intruder Defense Instructor Course training on Jan. 20-21 at the Human Resources Training Center. The cost is $395 and class size is limited to 25. For more information or to register, visit www.roseminars.com or call 977-OK2-WIN1.
-- From staff reports