Canton school officials are launching a training program that instructs students and staff to consider confronting a Columbine-style armed intruder rather than running and hiding. A growing number of schools nationwide have started using the program known as “ALICE” -- alert, lockdown, inform, counter, evacuate – created by a teacher and former SWAT officer in Texas. Advocates say they hope to see it catch on in Massachusetts, despite criticism that it pushes children to fight gunmen.
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