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Parent's Corner

Student Safety Training Coming to Holy Cross

In order to make Holy Cross School the safest that we can for our students, we will be holding a parent night presentation on school safety using the ALICE Training Program on August 23 at 6:30 p.m. 

ALICE Training (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) is the #1 active shooter response training program for schools and organizations across the country. ALICE’s mission is to improve chances of survival in this kind of event.

The program, led by an ALICE Trained instructor, provides preparation and a plan for individuals and organizations on how to more proactively handle the threat of an aggressive intruder or active shooter event.  ALICE Training tactics have become the accepted response, versus the traditional “lockdown only” approach.

This training is supported by law enforcement, The Department of Education, The Department of Justice, numerous state level Attorney General offices, and The Department of Homeland Security. 

There have been over 1 million people trained in this program, not only in schools, but also business, health care facilities, colleges, houses of worship, government institutions and major companies in 50 states.

In June of 2013, the Department of Education mandated that lockdown can no longer be the only option used in schools as their response plan. This unique training program comes to your facility with your concerns in mind and is based on personal training by an ALICE certified instructor, Ingrid Herriott, who is an Allen County Police Officer. Officer Herriott works with the staff and, as an option, can work with students as well on age-appropriate response to intruder situations. 

You can visit the ALICE Training website at alicetraining.com to learn more about the program that is being brought into your child’s school. Join us on August 23 at 6:30 p.m. to learn more about keeping our students safe.

* Officer Ingrid Herriott has been with the Allen County Police Department in Ft Wayne, Indiana for 17 years.  Her first 10 years were spent as a 911 Dispatch Center Supervisor.  Her last 7 have been as a sworn Allen County Police Officer, thus bringing a unique dual perspective to effective implementation of emergency response at the scene of critical incidents.  She has received extra training as a Critical Incident Team Officer allowing her to do emergent mental health evaluations and involuntary commitments for those in crisis.  She is an FBI trained Hostage and Crisis Negotiator and also volunteers for the Critical Incident Stress Management Response Team in North East Indiana.  Officer Herriott is an Advanced School Safety Specialist and was the School Resource Officer for Southwest Allen County Schools for 4 years along with being a K9 handler. Officer Herriott has trained over 7,000 students of all ages and over 875 teachers, administrators and staff in advanced proactive lockdown procedures.

Tamber Schorey