According to WILX-News 10, Your Breaking News and Weather Authority, more and more schools across the nation are implementing a new security plan to keep students and teachers safe.

One mid-Michigan school district is choosing to participate in the hands-on active shooter training, ALICE.

Faculty and staff at Mason Public Schools spent half the day at Mason High School Monday learning the live scenario approach.  ALICE is an acronym for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate.

It has been adopted by businesses, schools, and organizations across the nation to prepare employees, staff, students and personnel on how to respond to violent intruder situations.

The state requires schools to do lockdown drills three times every year.  The training provides sights, sounds and smells of an active-shooter situation.  To learn more, please click on the above link.