Friday, February 15, 2013
Officers from Canton and Norwood and a school official from Sharon were among those who attended.
More than 100 police, safety and school officials from across the county descended upon the Bank of Canton headquarters earlier this month to take part in a shooter-response training seminar. The event, hosted by Norfolk DA Michael Morrissey last week, involved the presentation of the ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) program, which was developed by former SWAT police officer Greg Cane and Lisa Cane, a school principal. The training was held in donated seminar space at the headquarters of the Bank of Canton; live-action demonstration was held in the now-vacant Avery School in Dedham. The classroom training included an analysis of 25 years of school shooting incidents, and which actions helped end the incidents more quickly…
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
An information session will be held tonight at 7 p.m.
School officials will be holding a parent information session on the Canton Public Schools lockdown procedures Wednesday night, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Canton High School cafeteria. Canton Police Chief Ken Berkowitz and Detective Charles Yeaton from the Canton Police Department will join school officials in updating parents regarding ongoing enhancements to the district's current lockdown procedures. The meeting is open to the public. Discussions surrounding the program known as ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) have been ongoing and continued last month.
Friday, January 11, 2013
Police and School officials are eyeing a program known as ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) to help keep students safe.
School officials in Canton this week continued talks around a new "lockdown" initaitive. The Canton School Committee met on Tuesday, Jan. 8 to continue discussion on proposed enhancements to the district's lockdown protocols. Initial discussion began on Dec. 6, and have included presentations from Canton Police Chief Kenneth Berkowitz and Detective Charles Yeaton. The program is referred to "alert, lockdown, inform, counter, evacuate" (ALICE). The relevance of the initiative, however, became more relevant after the school shooting in Newtown in late December. Proponents of the new approach say there have been too many attacks for students not to be trained in how to more actively defend themselves. Canton Superintendent Jeff Granatino …