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School Safety

Our top priority is the safety of our students, staff, and visitors. Our district school safety resources and plans address prevention, intervention, preparedness, building security, and emergency response.

ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate):

ALICE is a school safety program developed in 2000 to offer additional options to students and staff in dealing with an armed intruder situation. Nearly 2 million students have been trained in the ALICE protocol, now being used in universities, colleges, hospitals, churches, corporations, and government offices. The letters ALICE are an acronym that stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate.

Linn-Mar partners with the Marion Police Department to prepare our staff and students. Our district has staff members certified as ALICE trainers. As with other safety drills (fire and tornado), intruder drills are practiced in our school two times per year.

At Linn-Mar, we start at preschool with education on school safety. All of our ALICE lessons are tailored to be age-appropriate. More information can be found at

If you have questions, please speak to your building principal or contact Melissa Frick, Executive Director of Student Services.

Parent Resources:

Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers

Elementary Introductory ALICE Lesson

Middle School Introductory ALICE Lesson

High School Introductory ALICE Lesson: Please play video below.

School Resource Officer:

Since 2012, the Marion Police Department (MPD) has assigned Tom Daubs as our School Resource Officer to assist the Linn-Mar Community School District students and staff.

Officer Daubs’ duties include:

  • Teaching the DARE curriculum to every 6th grader at Boulder Peak and Hazel Point
  • Assisting students and staff with their ALICE protocol and other school safety work
  • Supporting administrators with home visits and the occasional compulsory attendance issue.
  • Spending time in our school buildings
  • Building relationships with students and staff
  • Responding to calls for service across the district

Additionally, Officer Daubs is a frequent guest speaker at annual STEM events, middle school career fairs, health classes, etc.