Thanks to the Manassas City Schools and MPPD for trusting in the ALICE protocols. Always grateful to hear of good outcomes. Kudos to all for acting when action ...was necessary. These stories are why we continue to do what we do.
March 18, 2015
At approximately 3:00 PM on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, a bus driver for Manassas Park City Schools observed two suspicious males armed with what appeared to be a rifle near the elementary school campus.
The Manassas Park Police were immediately contacted and MPCS security procedures were put into effect at the elementary and secondary campuses. All school personnel have participated in
A.L.i.C.E. training in cooperation with the Manassas Park Police Department (MPPD). MPCS believes this model provides our staff and students with additional response options for situations such as these.
Our students, teachers, staff and administration are to be commended for their efforts in implementing a safe and orderly process consistent with training. We appreciate how our parents responded during this crisis and allowed school officials and MPPD to protect our children.
Following an emergency situation, part of the protocol is to review our procedures and make any necessary adjustments. The administrative team met this morning to discuss ways to continue to improve the process.
Additional debriefings with the MPPD will occur within the next week.
As always, we are committed to providing a learning environment that is safe and secure. For more information regarding the A.L.i.C.E. model please consult the division website.
Dr. Bruce McDade
This is why your best move is to NOT secure in place in a building taken over by lunatic killers. Pray for these kids and their families.
We were very honored for the opportunity to collaborate on this document from NASP (National Association of School Psychologists) and NASRO (National Association of School Resource Officers) that will provide schools with the guidelines for implementing and training in proactive response strategies and drills. Been a fast 14 years getting here....
We have heard a lot over the years from "experts" that ALICE type strategies and training will cause psychological harm to children. Seems even among the "experts" there is disagreement... anybody surprised?
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Summary Points of recent FBI Active Shooter Research. More reasons for proactive response strategies becoming the standard of care.
How remarkable is this guy? And it's also another example that you can jump to get away from danger and survive the fall. Just remember the 30 foot rule.
Never be an easy victim... gotta love this lady:
These are suggestions you can pass along to teachers as they prepare for the school year.
Thanks to all of the MA ALICE instructors, the MJPOA, NEMLEC STARS team, and especially Scotty Sencabaugh, Chip Yeaton, Nancy Leesburg, and Derek Jones for all of their efforts in getting the program so accepted in their State that ALICE is mentioned in the new MA State school safety recommendations. Who new Texans and Bostonians could get along so well? Proud to call all of you friend.
Distract, Break Contact, Get Away... Our competitors in the world of school safety like to say our Counter strategies are like "close quarters combat" ... their attempt at scare tactics is boring... and frankly idiotic, showing a complete misunderstanding of the science of violence. Counter is not close-quarters combat training, it is survival skills. Just like these girls used.
Great job girls! 12 and 18 years old, and they did what they needed to do to survive:
Seattle university shooting. Students ended it as shooter was trying to reload. God Bless these brave people. Casualties are always mitigated when the event timeline is shortened by those in the scene rather than waiting for police to get to the scene. There is just no time to wait for help. I hope the "experts" don't negate these courageous acts because the students didn't follow their advice ... "don't make the gunman mad"... idiots.