Dealing with armed intruders at schools


On Thursday, Canton Police Detective Chip Yeaton, a school resource officer, will present the School Committee with information about a training program that has drawn widespread attention since being adopted in the public schools a few months ago. The program known as ALICE — alert, lockdown, inform, counter, evacuate — trains staff and students to respond to an armed intruder with active decisions, such as barricading classroom doors; coordinating on-the-spot evacuations; and, if all else fails, throwing objects and using body weight to topple a shooter. About half of the district’s staff has been trained, and when that process is complete, the students will be trained as well, according to Yeaton.

Loading comments...
Real journalists. Real journalism. Subscribe to The Boston Globe today.
We hope you've enjoyed your free articles.
Continue reading by subscribing to for just 99¢.
 Already a member? Log in Home
Subscriber Log In

We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles'

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of
Marketing image of