How Should Schools Train For Active Shooters?

How Should Schools TrainSome say that the United States experiences a school shooting about once a week. Some also say that school districts are moving away from the standard lockdown procedure — shutting the doors, turning off the lights, and hiding — to a much more active response.

Joe Hendry, the safety trainer for the ALICE Training Institute says the standard lockdown approach is restrictive and inappropriate when attackers are in the building.

Listen to this short clip from NPR to hear more about standard lockdown procedures and both sides of the story – whether they should or shouldn’t be followed.