San Louis Obispo High School Active Shooter Strategy

Because even in California, you can only ignore reality for so long. Students and faculty learn to take control with new active shooter safety protocols.

It describes “new thinking” about an active shooter situation, under the heading of ALICE: Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate.

ALICE is different from the conventional lockdown method, which has changed over the last couple of years. Students and teachers are no longer trained to just hunker down under a desk and wait out the situation.

Vander Weide said the principles of ALICE are: Do whatever best fits the situation at the time. There’s no chronological order or steps that someone needs to follow.

It is strange to think that it has taken 20 years for thinking to evolve.