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SYLVANIA, OH (Toledo News Now) -
at Sylvania Schools will be going through new drills during their first week of
school this year.
and staff can expect fire and tornado drills, but also an ALICE drill. The
district implemented the ALICE program over a year ago.
is a safety program that trains school staff and students for active-shooter
scenarios. It stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate.
in the district has been trained, including teachers, students, food service
workers, bus driver, and janitors. Staff was given a refresher presentation on
drill will be a change from the fire and tornado drills many are used to, but
it's something that will become part of the norm.
is something that we have to attend to," said Assistant Superintendent Scott
Nelson. "If we didn't, we wouldn't be doing our jobs. Our main focus is to make
sure all of our students and staff are safe so that we have a positive learning
environment, and it's unfortunate that we have to learn about this type of
meetings will continue to be held throughout the school year with district
leaders, staff and parents to update protocol and keep everyone on the same