Cabell County Schools to Implement New Safety Procedures


Just days after a shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High school in Washington, the Cabell County Board of Education announced a new plan to deal with the same type of situation in their facilities.

Starting later this week and next Cabell County schools will change the way teachers and students respond to a possible intruder in their school. While the schools had some procedures before, they’ve now adopted the ALICE Principles, expanding their response. ALICE stands for:

  • Alert
  • Lockdown
  • Inform
  • Counter
  • Evacuate.   

​The pieces are performed in no particular order and provide a framework for an intruder.Students will learn how to act during an evacuation and what happens if they need to barricade themselves in their current classroom.
Among those new procedures, the county will start to incorporate safe rallying points for students somewhere near the building. They are also looking at ways to use technology and how to respond to the situation if cell towers aren’t working during an emergency.