They call it, “a lockdown on steroids.”
NSU campus police say the acronym ALICE isn’t mean to be done in that exact order, but to be used however necessary for each situation.
Captain James Bell tells KRMG this process teaches students how to react safely. Statistics show most active shooter situation last between five and seven minutes, which is much shorter than the average response time of law enforcement.
Captain Bell says, “If the shooter is in the room, we want them to react and to create chaos and mayhem and make it as difficult as possible for that active shooter to obtain his body count, which is his only goal.”
In fact, civilians stop active shooters before police two to one.
NSU has someone available to teach the process to students and staff at any given time. They have five trained instructors who will go in and spend an hour with a classroom gong over the steps.
For more information contact NSU Police Department at 918.458.2111 or University_Police@nsuok.edu.