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Canfield schools train for school safety using new program

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CANFIELD, Ohio - With the start of classes just a week away, Canfield Schools is focusing on new training for school safety.

Faculty and staff are participating in ALICE Training, a program that's changing how schools and businesses respond to armed intruders.

The program was developed by experts in safety and security.

The training was promoted by Canfield's emergency response team.  

"Not just sitting in a corner and waiting for something to happen and waiting for safety forces to get here. Our local police force is completely involved in it and supportive. We just need a complete buy in and that's what we're here for today," says Canfield Superintendent Alex Geordan.

The ALICE training program is widely used in school districts across the country.

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