Active shooter training in schools, now taught in courthouses
OTTUMWA, Iowa —
The Wapello County Courthouse is closing its office doors Tuesday morning for active shooter training.
Wapello County Chief Deputy Don Philips told KTVO the so called ALICE training, which stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate, offers a few survival tips to civilians.
Usually the training is offered in local schools. For the first time, Philips said deputies will pass the same lesson on to court staff. He added that other counties have picked up on a similar trend.
Wapello County Sheriff Mark Miller will teach employees distraction techniques, and how to find the best way out.
It lasts from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. Tuesday. Court offices will be closed, but court hearings will proceed during the training.