45 Haverhill School Administrators Receive ALICE Active Shooter Training

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Haverhill teachers and staff were recently certified as ALICE protocol trainers for the district, Superintendent Margaret Marotta said. (File photograph)

The Haverhill Public Schools system is now among the 3,700 districts nationwide to certify teachers and staff as trainers through the ALICE active shooter protocol program.

Superintendent Margaret Marotta told members of the School Committee at Thursday’s meeting that 45 city administrators have been trained in the crisis management procedure called ALICE, which stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate.

Primarily used in active shooter scenarios, Marotta said the protocol is going to be shared throughout the city by these licensed trainers.

“These 45 people will be trainers within our district who will then be able to go out and train our teachers, custodians, and staff to respond in a unified way to a crisis should one happen in our schools,” she said.

As part of their safety and security overhaul, the school system is also revisiting their crisis manual and working to reallocate funds to purchase new walkie-talkies at the request of Police Chief Alan R. DeNaro, Marotta said.