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St. Joseph teachers train for an active shooter

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Last week teachers at St. Joseph school were the latest to receive training on how to respond if a gunman comes into the school. The program is called ALICE which stands for alert lockdown inform counter and evacuate has been taught to teachers across the nation.

These teachers were taught that they don't have to sit in the classroom and wait for the shooter to find them. They can take action or defend themselves.

 St. Joseph teachers started their alice training with a traditional lockdown. Teachers sat in the room and waited to see if the gunman would come in. 5th grade teacher Janice Korhumel says if this been a real shooting the gunman would have killed everyone.
"The first scenario showed us that sitting there in a corner just waiting for someone to come in we're like sitting ducks," said Janice Korhumel  a teacher at the school.

 There have been numerous school shootings since Sandy Hook.  Sylvania police Sgt. Justin Music says the ALICE program helps empower teachers and increases the odds of survival..   

"Its terrible tragic that we have to now come into our schools and teach our staff and students about survival within our schools. But what we've seen by looking at our case studies nation wide and we see these events in the media. We know that we need to do something,"said Sylvania police Sgt. Justin Music.  

During the second scenario adrenaline produced a lot of strength for these teachers. It's nothing like the traditional lockdown.

This time the teachers were empowered to take action. They barricaded the classroom door, tied it with a rope and held it closed. The other trainees pretended to go out the window.

"It was a little intense kid of scary," said Carrie Johnson  d teacher.

They kept the bad guy out.

"Well done very well done"

"It showed us all that we can be active about defending ourself and protecting ourselves"

The program has received some criticism, but for the group of teachers you just saw majority of them gave the training session a thumbs up.

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