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RLC takes Active Shooter Training to MVTHS

Thirty regional educators and administrators participated in Rend Lake College’s Active Shooter Training Wednesday at Mt. Vernon Township High School. During the training, the participants prepared for an active shooter event and took part in scenario-based training alongside RLC’s ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) certified instructors.

Ron Meek, RIGHT, RLC Criminal Justice Associate Professor addresses the educators between scenario-based trainings Wednesday afternoon in a classroom at Mt. Vernon Township High School. After each scenario, the group discussed positive and negative outcomes with Meek and Jeff Bullard, LEFT, Detective Captain of the Mt. Vernon Police Department.
(ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)

During the 8-hour class, the educators looked into the history and lessons learned from past school shootings and discussed options for preparation and defense during an attack. They then put those preparations into action.

Each educator is served by the Regional Office of Education (ROE) #13, which assists teachers, administrators, and students in Clinton, Jefferson, Marion, and Washington counties. This coverage includes 45 public schools and 13 private schools.

During an exercise, Bullard informs educators of an active shooter demonstration for the group to decide on an appropriate course of action. In this scenario, a suspicious individual had been identified on campus and the group needed to decide to lockdown or leave the classroom.
(ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)

For more information on RLC’s Active Shooter Training, contact RLC’s Community and Corporate Education Division at 618-437-5321, Ext. 1367.