Tahlequah teachers practice new training tool to protect students

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. - Tahlequah teachers are protecting themselves with a new training tool.

Teachers are now using the "Alice" method. Alice stands for alert, lockdown, informed, counter and evacuate.

It’s how to react when there's an active shooter.

"We’re going to do exactly what we’ve been doing but if somebody comes in the room. You've just got to ask yourself - do you want to be laying in that floor waiting on them to do what they are going to do? Or do you want to get up and try to save yourself?” said Brian Stanglin, school resource office, Tahlequah police.

Students return to the classroom today and will be taught "Alice" this school year.

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