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KWU Hosts “Live Shooter” Training

KSAL Staff - July 17, 2014 6:39 am

photo courtesy KWU

Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina hosted a 2-day course this week on how to respond to a “live shooter”.

According to the school, the training course was taught by Ed Dorff of the ALICE Training Institute based in Medina, Ohio.

The first day focused on the five key points of response protocol summarized by the acronym ALICE: Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate.

The second day included practicing their actual response to a live shooter scenario in two classrooms in Peters Science Hall. Kansas Wesleyan University faculty members who attended the training course were Dr. Lonnie Booker, Assistant Professor/Director of Emergency Management Program, and Dr. John Burchill, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice.

About 30 people attended the training, including representatives from McPherson College, Bethany College, Kansas State University Police Department, USD 305, Blue Beacon International, Inc., the Salina Police Department, and the Saline County Sheriff’s Office.