Over the past two months the staff at Abington Middle School has taken part in ALICE training including online e-learning, in person instruction and response drills. Today all Abington Middle School students learned about ALICE. The experience for students included a forty-five minute presentation delivered by Ms. Nali and myself consisting of a PowerPoint presentation and a video demonstrating the steps in ALICE. This is a sensitive, but important topic to discuss with students. Having been trained as an ALICE trainer myself, I can share that while speaking about these things can be unsettling, after my training I wanted nothing more than to share the information I had learned with my loved ones at home, and to make sure my students here at AMS had all of the information they needed to be as safe as possible. Following the presentations today students returned to homerooms for a brief conversation with teachers. I expect that students may come home from school today with questions or wanting to share information that they learned today. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have.