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New Safety Training in Alachua County Schools

A new Florida law requires that all public school employees and students receive training in dealing with an active threat on campus, such as an assailant with a weapon. That training must be conducted during the first week of school and during the first week of the second semester, which will fall in mid-January.

The district has been working closely with local law enforcement to prepare age-appropriate training materials based on the ALICE protocol (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate). This is a nationally-recognized program used in schools and other settings throughout the nation. The training will include a video and discussions between students and teachers.

You are welcome to view the video and additional information about ALICE, which has been posted on the district’s website at The direct link is:

If you have additional questions, please contact your child’s school or the district’s Office of Risk Management (352) 955-7668.


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