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ALICE training at Whitmer High School

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A local school district is preparing teachers to protect students in the event of a shooting. Washington Local Schools is doing "ALICE" training at Whitmer High School on Friday.

Students are off so teachers and staff can run through drills, preparing for the worst.

Last year at Genoa school, an ALICE training simulation involved the Clay Township police chief firing shots throughout the hallways. Teachers sat in their classrooms listening, getting familiar with the sound of gunshots and the smell of gun smoke.

All Washington Local School District staff will be going through a similar simulation to prepare for an active shooter situation.

Several police departments are participating, including Toledo, Oregon, Sylvania and Sylvania Township.

District leaders believe the program will prepare Washington Local employees to respond quickly and appropriately in the event of an emergency.

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