ALICE is one small corrective step to fixing the big problem of school violence. But ALICE needs support. Alone it is completely reactionary — like a fire drill. It can help, but it will not reduce the occurrence of school violence. Yes, we must bolster our systems providing mental health services to the sick. Yes, we need to design more secure, safer schools. Yes, we need school staffs at all levels coordinating and training for these dreadful moments. And, yes, we need stricter laws concerning the sale and ownership of guns.