Tewksbury Public Schools Presents A.L.I.C.E Parent Information Session
Nov 09, 2015 04:14AM
By Bill Gilman
Detective Andre Gonzalez talks to parents.
Oct. 21 saw the Tewksbury Public Schools in cooperation with the Tewksbury Police Department conducted a parent information session concerning the A.L.I.C.E. emergency protocols for student and staff safety.
Brenda Regan, Assistant Superintendent of the Tewksbury Public Schools, and Detective Andre Gonzalez, Detective from the Tewksbury Police Department, led the 2-hour information session. In addition, participating were Police Chief Tim Sheehan and Deputy Police Chief John Voto.
The purpose of the A.L.I.C.E. safety protocols is to teach proactive survival skills to students and staff in the event of an intruder entering a school building. Age appropriate drills will be held throughout the school year to practice the skills presented.
Tewksbury Police, TPS District Security Team members and staff and students, will conduct each of the drills at the Wynn, TMHS, and the Ryan. Drills at the grade 3 / 4 and PreK -2 grade levels will have teachers and Principals leading the educational sessions.
Brenda Regan said, “The goal of the training is to assist students and staff on the steps of A.L.I.C.E. and learn to implement an emergency plan in the event of an active shooter”.
Parents will be informed after the trainings and before and after the school drills.