Morehouse Parish School principals and other faculty members as well as police officers and deputies took part in an intensive two-day training designed to teach skills necessary in the event of a violent intruder or active shooter situation.
The Active Shooter Response Training Instructor Course, "ALICE," (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) was created out of a husband’s desire for his wife to have a better plan in case of an active shooter event and teaches proactive, survival strategies for those would would be the true "first on the scene" in the event of a school shooting.
During the program, attendees were given tools to use in case of such emergencies, bridging the gap between the violence and the arrival of law enforcement. They also participated in several live scenario drills in which their new knowledge was put into action and new knowledge regarding classroom safety and how to train their staffs learned.
According to the ALICE website, Greg Crane, a law enforcement officer in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and his wife, Lisa, an elementary principal, created the program after the Columbine High School shooting. Through years of development, modifications, additions, deletions and input from other ALICE Instructors across the country, ALICE Training has evolved into the first program of its kind that uses options-based, proactive, survival strategies in the country.