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No more 'Code Red'

I recently had the chance to chat with Nicole Lackus, a Cloquet middle school teacher, about procedure in the event of a lockdown at Cloquet schools.

Over the past six months or so, school resource officer Eric Blesener and others have trained staff at each Cloquet school (and a number of the county schools) in a protocol called “ALICE,” which helps schools develop the best strategies possible in case of an armed intruder. ALICE — which stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform 911, Counter and Evacuate — was developed through extensive research and data collected from multiple occurences of intruder...