Proctor students complete first ALICE drill

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Holding signs that said “This is a Drill,” 1300 students in Proctor walked out of their buildings on Thursday afternoon. They walked to their rally point a few blocks away.

It was their first ALICE drill of the year. ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate.

Principal John Awsumb said, “Evacuation is the number one way to prevent horrible things from happening.”

They’ll also be doing drills involving blockading and countering. “Just to be ready in the face of the unthinkable. You know, it’s a really grim reality right now. But, you know, we like to say we’re not scared. We’re prepared. Right?” Awsumb added.

Proctor has been using this training for four years now, so many of the students are familiar.

Police from Proctor and Duluth helped out as well.

After the drill, they’ll be assessing how it went with staff and kids, to see if they can make it even better.