In this day and age kids are learning way more stuff. They’re dealing with things most of us didn’t have to worry about when we were children. Moreover, with all the recent tragedies happening all over the country, Detroit Police decided to take a different approach. According to ABC7 they are teaching children to fight active shooters. Yeah, you read that right!! How you ask? Well, ABC 7 says:
Allen Park police say they’ve found that method leaves them vulnerable.
Now, they are teaching them to fight back with something called ALICE.
“We don’t want to live in fear but we do need to be smart as a society,” said Sgt. Wayne Albright. “Our destiny is in our hands, in this classroom, right at this moment.”
The new program is the exact opposite of what Sgt. Wayne Albright calls “huddle and hope.”
“Lock the door and all huddle together in a corner and kind of pray that the shooter doesn’t get in the room.”
In the event of a shooter, if students cannot get out safely, they should barricade the door and be prepared if the gunman should enter.
“Distract and alter the shooter’s ability to just arbitrarily shoot.”
A few of the bigger students should be ready to take down a shooter while the other students spread out and take hard objects to throw.
“Hardcover books, a stapler, laptop computer, you’ve got a chair,” Albright gave as examples.
ALICE stands for: alert, lockdown, inform, counter, evacuate.
Wow!! What do you think of the ALICE plan? Do you think it could work? Should the kids learn it? More details HERE!!