Report: Wellesley officials attending program on countering school attacks

The Boston Globe reports that Wellesley police and/or school officials will likely attend an event Wednesday in Canton on training teachers/staff/students how to respond if a Columbine-like attack goes down locally.

Wellesley has regularly updated crisis response plans in place, including reverse 911 and other communications systems designed to keep parents and neighbors apprised of any incidents.

Wellesley officials attend meetings such as the one in Canton to stay current on the latest crisis response methods. Attendance by Wellesley officials shouldn’t be construed as support for the program.

The program focuses on a method called ALICE that stands for “alert, lockdown, inform, counter, evacuate,” and can entail such actions as blockading doorways and tossing things at attackers. The report says that Canton “quietly adopted” such a program this year.

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