Mass shooting training unfortunate but necessary

Do you know what you’d do in the case of a mass shooting?

As we approach the two-year anniversary of the Excel Shooting in February, Harvey County Emergency Management continues to try to bring the lessons learned that day and the months after to the community.

They’ve met with law enforcement, schools, and members of local government. They met with churches a few weeks ago to discuss dealing with such an event. They’re doing a talk to Newton Chamber members on Wednesday, Feb. 21.

This represents a good and effective use of government resources.

The training doesn’t represent lip service to make the public feel safe, as the duck and cover drills of the Cold War did.

It instead offers real, tested and active strategies to deal with a mass shooter. Such strategies involve determining when to hide, when to flee, and when to do something to fight back.

Such strategies replace some of the earlier

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