At the first day of teacher inservice our SRO, School Resource Officer, presented a short talk on the ALICE program which our school is implementing to deal with shooter situations. ALICE stands for announce, lockdown, inform, counter, and escape. Our previous response was to go lights out, lock the doors, and have students hug the walls or hide under their desks and remain quiet. With the ALICE response, we still do the lights out, and hug the walls, with the doors locked, but if the intruder (shooter) enters our classroom we are now to try to disrupt their reloading and shooting actions, he stated we should throw objects at and try to confuse the shooter, and escape the classroom if at all possible, he also stated that some might be shot but it at least gives you a chance to survive instead of just sitting in the room as the shooter moves down the line of students shooting each and every one. He said we might be issued a can of vegetables or something to throw at the shooter but lacking that we could use books, etc. I think this is a much better response that our previous one.