After the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting last December, the Toronto Police Department has been looking for different programs to prepare students should a situation like that ever happen.
Our news partner, News 9 reports Toronto City School officials and police say they found a safety program for students named A.L.I.C.E., which stands for alert, lockdown, inform, counter and evacuate. The program was recently approved by the board of education, and now school officials and police are ready to take action.
School officials say the program is intended to stall a shooter so police can get there. Training with teachers has already started and officials say a parent meeting is scheduled for this Tuesday to allow parents to voice their concerns.