PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–School shootings and other violent threats are a sad reality in today’s world. With this in mind, the Passport Academy Charter School (PACS) is dedicating space and resources for ALICE Training, to educate and train residents of Pittsburgh and surrounding areas on proactive defense strategies in the event a violent threat occurs.
ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate and can be a valuable strategy for law enforcement, schools, universities, hospitals, businesses, places of worship, and ordinary citizens who want to learn these techniques. These courses are not ‘shelter-in-place’ but rather designed to teach proactive option-based strategies to increase survivability in a violent critical incident.
The two-day certification course will take place on December 18th and 19th and will be held at the Passport Academy Charter School, located at 933 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
In recent years, the increase in active shooter incidents has been brought to the national forefront. According to CBS News , in 2019 alone, there have been more mass shootings than days of the year.
“It’s sad that in today’s world, this is our reality, but I am hopeful that ALICE Training will empower individuals to participate in their own survival when a violent situation occurs,” said Jeffrey “Bo” Jackson, PACS Principal. “As someone who works with students for a living, their safety will always be our number one priority.”
Passport Academy Charter School hosted ALICE last year and had a standing room only class of fifty-five participants that were certified as ALICE instructors. The school has two certified instructors in Jackson and Director of Safety/Lead Teacher, Raymond Rall and the school is an ALICE certified organization.
For those interested in attending the classes, or for more information, please visit the PACS website at https://pacs.k12.com/
About Passport Academy Charter School
Passport Academy Charter School (PACS) is an accredited, tuition-free Pittsburgh public charter school for under-credited students. Through PACS, students have access to the curriculum provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation’s leading provider of K-12 proprietary curriculum and online education programs. For more information about PACS, visit www.passportacademycs.org.
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