In the days after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary, school districts across the country began to re-evaluate their safety measures.
Here in Ohio, more than 200 school district implemented a new program called ALICE. It stands for Alert, Lock down, Inform, Counter, and Evacuation.
"We can't allow them to be lambs going to slaughter anymore," Lt. Scott Lowry, Findlay Police said.
ALICE teachers students and staff how to react. For example, having kids run around the room and throw objects when an intruder comes in, instead of getting under their desks.
Lt. Lowry insists the program is not teaching kids to "fight" a gunman, but rather it shows them how to use everyday items in the classroom to help in an emergency.
"I would feel more comfortable sending my kids to school if they did more," Tamara Carver a mother of 4 told 13abc.
She says the program should be taught in every school.
"I think they need to know how to defend themselves if something outrageous like that were to happen," Carver said.
Oregon and Sylvania schools have also gone through the training. Even Toledo Public Schools have thought about implementing the program.
Lowry says it could save lives.
"We need to do everything we can to protect them from violence in schools," Lt. Lowry said.
Training in Findlay will start with the principals in June and then trickle down to the staff and students.
The police department is also planning town hall meetings to make sure parents and the rest of the community have all the details.