NKU Students Learn Preparations for School Shooting
A safety seminar at Northern Kentucky University aimed to prepare students in the event that a school shooting should ever take place on campus:
Taught by NKU political science professor Cheryl Lero Jonson, the class is a part of a program called ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Control and Escape).
The goal is to change student mentality from traditional lockdown drills to a more heightened alertness and reaction. In traditional lockdowns the classroom door would be shut, the lights turned out and students would be sitting down along the wall near the door.
Jonson illustrated how the traditional lockdown drill would be ineffective in the event of a school shooting by having three students volunteers sit along the wall near the door while she played the role of the shooter. When she walked in she looked down and lightly tossed tennis balls onto the three students.
Full story: The Northerner