School to receive training on handling intrusions

BALDWIN — On Friday, teachers, students and bus drivers at Baldwin Community Schools will receive training on handling emergency situations during a violent intrusion.

Katrina Morris and Marc Dennis, of Mason County Safety Team, will assist in the training  about handling emergency situations during a violent intrusion.

They work for the West Shore Educational Service District to implement the ALICE plan, which stands for alert, lock down, inform, counter and evacuate, in district schools.

“We will have an ALICE training at Baldwin Junior and Senior High on Friday, on Sept. 29,” Morris said. “This is to help create a proactive response in dealing with a violent intruder or an active shooter in a school setting. This training is a standard in all schools in the district. We have done ALICE training at most of schools in Mason and Oceana counties, and now we are looking to implement the program at Baldwin.”

During the training, teachers, students and bus drivers will learn about response options in emergency situations.

“ALICE gives schools options on lock downs, and gives power to the staff on what to do based on the situation,” Dennis said.

More information about the program can be found on alicetraining.com.