Hannibal-LaGrange University faculty, staff, and administration will take a full day off from normal duties to participate in eight hours of active shooter and mental health training on Wednesday, May 18, at 8 a.m.

Hannibal-LaGrange University faculty, staff, and administration will take a full day off from normal duties to participate in eight hours of active shooter and mental health training on Wednesday, May 18, at 8 a.m.

Faculty and staff will be mixed and divided into two groups with an effort to keep departments together since any actual encounter will likely involved department personnel working together to address an issue. One group will begin the mental health training, led by Mark Twain Behavioral Health, in the Partee Center. The other group will start the day with ALICE training, directed by Cpl. Borgmeyer of the HPD, in the Burt Administration Building. After a break for lunch at noon, the two groups will switch.

ALICE stands for alert, lockdown, inform, counter, evade, and is a widely accepted method to prepare for active shooter scenarios. The training gives employees a hands-on experience to help them prepare mentally and physically in the event of an active shooter.

The mental health training will cover suicide awareness and prevention and other mental health issues facing college students.

“Training like this better equips our employees to be more confident to know what to do in a life and death situations and also better equips our employees to be more confident to help individuals that are suffering for mental illness,” stated Kyle Brennemann, HLGU Director of Public Safety, Safety Compliance, and Facilities.

For more information on the training, contact Brennemann at 573-822-6701, or via email at kbrennemann@hlg.edu.