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A Cambria County School District is changing the way they respond to a gunman on school grounds.
NORTHERN CAMBRIA, CAMBRIA COUNTY - A Cambria County School District is changing the way they respond to a gunman on school grounds.

Teachers, parents, and community leaders at Northern Cambria School District watched this recreation of the Columbine attack. And they learned a new way to respond to a school shooter.

Their old way of doing things was to just lock down the building and stay put. Andy Paronish is the high school principal and trainer for the new way of responding called ALICE. He taught the crowd the new plan is first barricade the doors, but be prepared to attack the gunman if they make it through the door.

They want to give as many real-time updates about where the shooter is, possibly using the intercom system, so the people that are farther away can escape the building.

Dr. John Jubas always worried about the safety of his school, but he’s confident they’re now better prepared for a shooting incident.

Paronish will physically train the teachers in the spring. And the new policy takes effect next school year.
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