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Indiana Youth Institute Holds Active Shooter Forum

3/5/2013

The Indiana Youth Institute hosted a form on preventing and surviving an active shooter situation in Indianapolis.

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Mike Clark of the Galveston, Indiana Police Department is a certified instructor of the A.L.I.C.E. Violent Intruder Program. A.L.I.C.E. stands for Alert Lockdown Inform Counter Escape.

Clark says the program is designed to give a person, or a group of people, the tools to make decisions that could help them survive a scenario where a shooter is in their building. Clark says information is key. He says traditionally information is going from where the shooter is to the police, but not going to the people inside the building. He says if the people inside the building have the information, it's more likely for them to get out of the building and not be confronted by the shooter.

Clark says the program is not a one-size-fits-all plan, and says it has changed over the years. He says instructors try to teach different options for barricading, different options for escape but he says it's always evolving depending on the situation.

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