As part of the ongoing OUZ Zane State Public Safety Week, campus safety addressed students and staff about how to deal with an active killer situaton through ALICE training.
It is mandatory for every employee on the OUZ campus to attend ALICE training at some point within their first year. Zane State has promoted it in classrooms and has even held open sessions.
"What it is called is Response to Critical Incidents, Active Killer Situations. And ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate. And we have implemented this program on both sides of campus, both Zane State and Ohio University," said Bethany Hayes, Director Zanesville Campus Public Safety.
Campus safety also reminded students to be observant of their exits in case of an emergency. It is always important to promote situational awareness and if you ‘see something, say something’.
"Who knows whether it will save somebody in the end or not, but if we can do everything we can do to put our best foot forward, to train as many as we can , then we win," said Director Hayes.
Students and staff on campus though safety week are being taught to respond in preparedness rather than panic. Skills and lessons learned are life skills that can be implemented even outside the classroom.