Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Controversial security program coming to N. Andover, Methuen schools

My initial reaction to this is - I'm not a fan - I know the lefties will kill me for this, but if the President's children can have armed guards at their school (no - not the secret service) I wonder why any other children in America would be less than equal - COB

(MyFoxBoston.com) – A controversial security plan is heading to schools in North Andover and Methuen.

According to the Eagle-Tribune, the ALICE program addresses how teachers should react if a gunman enters their school.
ALERT stands for alert, lock down, inform, confront, and evacuate. Until now, teachers were taught to alert and lock down the school. Now, the system calls for teachers and staff to confront the intruder as a last resort.
Officials suggest throwing things, shouting, or pushing desks as a distraction.

Methuen leaders say the program gives school staff more options in an emergency setting.
The school districts will begin training faculty this fall. Training for students will come later in the school year.

Read more: Eagle-Tribune

Read more: http://www.myfoxboston.com/story/23323338/2013/09/03/controversial-security-program-coming-to-n-andover-methuen-schools#ixzz2dqNLTHN7

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