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Is training kids to fight back a safe idea?

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Is training kids to fight back a safe idea? Maya Sugarman/KPCC

The massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School has drawn attention to a program that trains teachers and student to fight back against armed madmen.

Advocates of the ALICE program — it stands for alert, lockdown, inform, counter and evacuate — say current procedures at most schools don't do enough to protect kids from school shooters.

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