Springfield City Hall closes for active shooter training for its employees

Springfield City Hall employees participating in A.L.I.C.E training. (SBG)

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – Springfield City Hall is open again after Thursday afternoon's closure.

The building was closed for an active shooter training for all city hall employees.

The training is called A.L.I.C.E.

It stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate.

The training included a mock active shooter scene where participants used a series of techniques to counter the shooter.

“What we're trying to do is disrupt the shooter's ability to shoot," said City of Springfield Emergency Manager Ken Vogoney to our reporter, "so, ways that you can do that is if you have something like your microphone to throw.”

This was Springfield City Hall's first year doing A.L.I.C.E training.

City officials said people can use A.L.I.C.E techniques anywhere in the community.

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