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How To Prepare For Active Shooters in Schools and Workplaces

Participants barricade a door of a classroom to block an "active shooter" during ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate) training at the Harry S Truman High School in Levittown, Pennsylvania, on November 3, 2015. ALICE is designed to educate local and school-based law enforcement, as well as administrators, teachers and others about the research-based, proactive response approach to violent Intruder events. AFP PHOTO/JEWEL SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
Participants barricade a door of a classroom to block an “active shooter” during ALICE training at the Harry S Truman High School in Levittown, Pennsylvania, on November 3, 2015. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

 

The mass shooting yesterday in San Bernardino, California turned our attention, again, to issues of public safety, causing many of us wonder what we would do if confronted by an active shooter at school, work or in a movie theater.

Lieutenant Joe Hendry is with the Kent State Police Department in Ohio, and is an intelligence liaison officer with Ohio Homeland Security. He’s also a national instructor with the ALICE (which stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) Training Institute.

The institute trains personnel in schools and workplaces to plan for active shooter situations.

He joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson to discuss the ALICE program, as well as how individuals can protect themselves and their colleagues when there is no official plan in place.

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