Scottville Upper Elementary students learn what to do in case of intruder.

October 27, 2015

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By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.

SCOTTVILLE — Students and staff at Mason County Central’s Scottville Upper Elementary School learned steps on what to do in case of an intruder at the school during a special day of training Monday, Oct. 26.

The students learned about ALICE, an acronym that stands for alert, lockdown, inform, counter and evacuate. Scenarios, taught by Mason County Sheriff’s Office sergeants Oscar Davila and Derrek Wilson, included barricading classroom doors, taking defensive measures and also evacuating the classroom through windows.

Currently, a fundraising campaign is underway to raise money to place a protective device in the threshold of every classroom and school office in Mason County. The device, known as The Boot, will become another step towards protecting students and staff, Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole said.

Those wishing to donate, may send a donation to Friends of Mason County Sheriff’s Office, c/o Community Foundation for Mason County, PO Box 10, Ludington, MI 49431; note: The Boot in the memo line.    

Online donations may be made at 

Use the give online tab on the top of page, Select Mason County and leave area of interest blank under specific fund look for, Friends of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office. 

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