ALICE drill should be taken more seriously by students

By Kamryn Drach

Practicing Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate is the drill the school systems are using in case of in an emergency.

Administration informs students if there is an intruder in the building and what they need to do to keep safe, and teachers are taught what to do to keep themselves and students safe. It is important the schools are practicing what to do if ever needed to be in a lockdown.

The high school held a drill to see how students would do in a situation and to learn what to do. If there was an intruder, students have either a certain route to take to get out or a plan to barricade and hide in rooms. The decision depends on where the intruder is and where they are going. Teachers explained to classes that if their house is close they should go there.

“I didn’t know what to do, it was not planned out well,” junior Kayla Valente said.

Teachers told classes they were either running or barricading.

“I saw one class actually running,” said Sophi Perez.

Students were told they were going half way to there destination point, and instead students only went to places surrounding the school.

“We stood in the field as an easy target,” junior Kathrine Doty said.

The day before, the students were told to run halfway to their destination. Instead, they only went as far as the concession stand or trees in the field. Students were told to be serious and take this seriously and act like it was real.

People during the drill were talking, walking and carrying on. Students were told not to do those things but yet they did. It was just a drill but it could have been taken more serious.




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