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‘Get down! Get down!’ Witnesses recount gunfire, horror at school during mass shooting

Brian Rodgers was putting out the “Espresso” banner in front of his small coffee shop when he heard the staccato of 10 shots from across the road in this small community.

Then he heard the screaming and shouts from Rancho Tehama Elementary School just down the road.

“You could hear the teachers tell the kids, ‘Get down! Get down!’ ”

It was just before 8 am. Students would have been on the playground as classes did not start until 8:15 am. Rodgers knows because until recently his own children went to school there.

How to protect yourself during a mass shooting

Essay by Ed Hinman. Views expressed are the opinions of the author.

After shots were fired at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Tex., where 26 people were killed in Sunday’s mass shooting, Julius Kepper, who lives nearby, grabbed his gun and ran toward the sound of gunfire, according to the Wall Street Journal, where he saw another neighbor, also armed, confront the suspected killer. Kepper later said, “You just can’t conceive of this happening in a small town like this.” Carrie Matula, who works nearby, told NBC News “I never thought it would happen here,” adding, “This is something that happens in a big city.”

Not so. Mass shootings occur in rural, suburban and urban settings. In recent years,

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How to protect yourself during a mass shooting

After shots were fired at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, where 26 people were killed in Sunday’s mass shooting, Julius Kepper, who lives nearby, grabbed his gun and ran toward the sound of gunfire, according to the Wall Street Journal, where he saw another neighbor, also armed, confront the suspected killer. Kepper later said, “You just can’t conceive of this happening in a small town like this.” Carrie Matula, who works nearby, told NBC News “I never thought it would happen here,” adding, “This is something that happens in a big city.”

Not so. Mass shootings occur in rural, suburban and urban settings. In recent years, mass shootings have occurred at gathering places and houses of worship of many different faiths: churches, an Islamic center, a Jewish community center, a Sikh temple. There was Sandy Hook elementary school in 2012, the Pulse nightclub in 2016 and, a few

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How to protect yourself during a mass shooting


Investigators at the scene of the Nov. 5 deadly shooting in Sutherland Springs, Tex. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman/AP)

After shots were fired at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Tex., where 26 people were killed in Sunday’s mass shooting, Julius Kepper, who lives nearby, grabbed his gun and ran toward the sound of gunfire, according to the Wall Street Journal, where he saw another neighbor, also armed, confront the suspected killer. Kepper later said, “You just can’t conceive of this happening in a small town like this.” Carrie Matula, who works nearby, told NBC News “I never thought it would happen here,” adding, “This is something that happens in a big city.”

Not so. Mass shootings occur in rural, suburban and urban settings. In recent years, mass shootings have occurred at gathering places and houses of worship of many different faiths:

Read more at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/posteverything/wp/2017/11/06/how-to-protect-yourself-during-a-mass-shooting/

How to protect yourself during a mass shooting – The Washington Post

After shots were fired at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Tex., where 26 people were killed in Sunday’s mass shooting, Julius Kepper, who lives nearby, grabbed his gun and ran toward the sound of gunfire, according to the Wall Street Journal, where he saw another neighbor, also armed, confront the suspected killer. Kepper later said, “You just can’t conceive of this happening in a small town like this.” Carrie Matula, who works nearby, told NBC News “I never thought it would happen here,” adding, “This is something that happens in a big city.”

Not so. Mass shootings occur in rural, suburban and urban settings. In recent years, mass shootings have occurred at gathering places and houses of worship of many different faiths: churches, an Islamic center, a Jewish community center, a Sikh temple. There was Sandy Hook elementary school in 2012, the Pulse nightclub in 2016

Read more at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/posteverything/wp/2017/11/06/how-to-protect-yourself-during-a-mass-shooting/

Fathomable: Mass Shooting Inside Texas Church During Services

Reports right now: More than twenty wounded, nearly 30 dead. “Unfathomable,” says CNN”s Brian Steltler. Yeah, no. At this point Americans can fathom the shit out of this shit. Fathom? Yup. Do something about? Nope. Oh, and Texas passed an open carry law a couple of years back that made it legal to carry weapons into churches. Odds are there were plenty of “good guys with guns” in those pews.

And the trolls are already popping off on Twitter…

Southern California police injured during Las Vegas mass shooting heroism denied workers’ comp due to state law

As bullets rained down on a Las Vegas concert crowd earlier this month, killing dozens, many of the 200-plus Southern California police officers attending the festival shifted instantly into law-enforcement mode.

They sprang to action – repeatedly shepherding people to safety, performing CPR and helping local authorities secure the area – sometimes sustaining gunshot wounds or other injuries in the process.

But as those wounded officers have begun filing for public-employee benefits to cover the long-term medical care some might need to recover from the trauma, local cities and counties are asking themselves whether they’re required or even allowed to pay to treat off-duty police who chose independently to intervene in an out-of-state emergency. And due to some muddy language in California’s labor code, it’s unclear whether the municipalities will have to pony up.

On Monday, Orange County rejected workers’ compensation claims from four sheriff’s deputies injured in the shooting, paving

Read more at: http://www.ocregister.com/2017/10/23/southern-california-police-injured-during-las-vegas-mass-shooting-heroism-denied-workers-comp-due-to-state-law/

Southern California police injured during Las Vegas mass shooting …

As bullets rained down on a Las Vegas concert crowd earlier this month, killing dozens, many of the 200-plus Southern California police officers attending the festival shifted instantly into law-enforcement mode.

They sprang to action – repeatedly shepherding people to safety, performing CPR and helping local authorities secure the area – sometimes sustaining gunshot wounds or other injuries in the process.

But as those wounded officers have begun filing for public-employee benefits to cover the long-term medical care some might need to recover from the trauma, local cities and counties are asking themselves whether they’re required or even allowed to pay to treat off-duty police who chose independently to intervene in an out-of-state emergency. And due to some muddy language in California’s labor code, it’s unclear whether the municipalities will have to pony up.

On Monday, Orange County rejected workers’ compensation claims from four sheriff’s deputies injured in the shooting, paving

Read more at: http://www.ocregister.com/2017/10/23/southern-california-police-injured-during-las-vegas-mass-shooting-heroism-denied-workers-comp-due-to-state-law/