MPS Announces ALICE Drills for Spring 2023
Muskogee Public Schools will conduct safety trainings throughout the remainder of the school year. Trainings will include ALICE intruder drills. These drills are conducted to help ensure that schools remain a safe place for students and staff as required by state law and the accreditation process.
All ALICE practice drills will be announced to students, staff and parents, and will only occur after students have received instruction in how to participate and what to expect. The focus of these drills is proper preparation. No gunfire simulations or other scare tactics will be used during drills.
ALICE is a national safety program. The acronym stands for:
A – Alert: This is your first notification of danger. It is recognizing the signs of danger and receiving information about danger from others.
L – Lockdown: If evacuation is not a safe option, you would barricade entry points into your room in an effort to create a semi-secure starting point.
I – Inform: If it is safe to do so, communicate real time information on the location of the violent critical incident. Use clear and direct language using any communication means possible.
C – Counter: As a last resort, create noise, movement, distance and distraction with the intent of reducing an individual’s ability to cause harm.
E - Evacuate: When safe to do so, run from danger using non-traditional exits if necessary. Rally points should be predetermined.
Families who have questions/concerns and/or would like to discuss their child's needs are encouraged to contact their child's building principal.