ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) is our standard response in preparation and a plan for individuals and organizations on how to more proactively handle the threat of an aggressive intruder or active shooter event. Whether it is an attack by an individual person or by an international group of professionals intent on conveying a political message through violence, ALICE Training option based tactics have become the accepted response, versus the traditional “lockdown only” approach.


    • Immediately upon sight or sound of an active shooter or violent intruder event, the observing person will
      • Call 911 and administration
      • If you have enough information and can evacuate – do it!


    • If you cannot evacuate the building, take shelter, barricade the door, cover the windows, look for alternate escape routes, and prepare to counter if the barricade is breached


    • Listen to all updates provided from the command center and provide information to those around you to help make life-saving decisions


    • As a last option, and if an active shooter is in your space and you cannot escape:
      • Gather anything to use as a weapon
      • Position yourself in the room in a location to give you the best chance of surprising the attacker upon entering
      • Use noise, movement, and chaos to distract the attacker
      • Call 911 and notify law enforcement if you have incapacitated the shooter


    • At any point, if you can evacuate safely, do it!
      • Run in a zig-zag pattern with hands over your head.  Do not stop running until you are well clear of the building
      • Consider the risk and reward of using windows, roofs, or other alternate exits
    • If you have evacuated, report to law enforcement or another trusted adult

    Students and staff at LVISD will be trained in ALICE. In the event of an active shooter, our students and staff will have the skills to survive an active shooter event by any means necessary.

    ALICE can be used anywhere (movies, stores, malls). Please have these conversations as a family and if you would like more information please contact Dr. Michael Duffek at 830-779-6600 ext. 2259

    Click here to visit the ALICE website