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By Erin Tierney and Aliya Hall
The Creswell Chronicle 

Preventing Pandemonium: What Creswell schools are doing to stay safe against possible threats


January 24, 2019


Creswell staff practices one of the ALICE (alert, lockdown, inform, counter and evacuate) countering techniques during a training on Jan. 11.

In 2018, there were 24 school shootings with injuries or death, according to an Education Week tracker of k-12 school shootings. The year was described by the BBC as the "worst year for U.S. school shootings."

To prepare Creswell's schools in the event of a threat, Lane County Sheriff's Office (LCSO) and Creswell School District (CSD) are working closely together to keep schools safe through active shooter training for staff and students and by assessing the schools for campus vulnerabilities.

LCSO Sergeant Scott Denham brought ALICE training on Jan. 18 to staff who have yet to go through...

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