The Oak Hills Local School District has developed and is working on training with all high school and middle school staff and students on how to respond and prepare for an active shooter event. The district partnered with Delhi and Green Township Police Departments to bring this training to the high school and middle school buildings in order to keep the school district a safe place to learn and grow.
The training, commonly referred to as ALICE training (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate), refers to sequential steps for staff and students to remember in order to stay safe in the event of an active shooter in the building.
Students and staff from Oak Hills High School took time out of their Thanksgiving break to film the training video, with help from the school resource officers from the Delhi and Green Township Police force. They reenacted scenarios similar to an active shooter situation. This video will be played for the staff and student body at both the high school and three middle schools to train them on ways to respond to this type of situation.
“I appreciate the time and resources the district invested in making this video a reality,” Jim Howarth, Delhi Township Police Chief said. “Both local law enforcement and the Oak Hills Local School District are committed to keeping our children safe in schools. We must recondition students and staff to realize evacuation is an option. This training video and additional training will provide the viewer options if they find themselves in a tragic situation.”
“The production of this video once again displays the commitment of Oak Hills to keeping our schools as safe as possible,” Bart West, Green Township Police Chief said. “Since the video is less than 10 minutes long, students can easily be reminded of what they need to consider in the case of an emergency.”