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Church members and leaders receive training on how to react during a mass shooting

CAMDEN COUNTY, N.C. – A church is supposed to be a safe place, but recent events have proved that violence can happen anywhere.

Thursday night the Camden County Sheriff Office in North Carolina held a training session for church members and church leaders.

It’s a stomach-turning scene witnessed time and time again in cities throughout the United States: Shots fired, mass chaos and law enforcement rushing the scene to eliminate the threat.

Mass shootings have been seen at concerts, clubs, schools and even churches.

Pastor Wayne Wood leads the Wesley United Methodist Church in Old Trap, North Carolina.

“Even though overall it’s very small, everybody in the community knows everybody, still it could happen,” said Wood.

Thursday Wood attended the training session hosted by Chief Deputy of Camden County Sheriff Office Rodney Meads.

“Fifteen years ago, who would have ever thought this would be a subject that we needed to cover,” said Meads.

He stressed to a handful

Read more at: http://wtkr.com/2018/01/11/church-members-and-leaders-get-trained-on-how-to-react-during-a-mass-shooting/

Church members and leaders get trained on how to react during a mass shooting

CAMDEN COUNTY, N.C. – A church is supposed to be a safe place, but recent events have proved that violence can happen anywhere.

Thursday night the Camden County Sheriff Office in North Carolina held a training session for church members and church leaders.

It’s a stomach-turning scene witnessed time and time again in cities throughout the United States: Shots fired, mass chaos and law enforcement rushing the scene to eliminate the threat.

Mass shootings have been seen at concerts, clubs, schools and even churches.

Pastor Wayne Wood leads the Wesley United Methodist Church in Old Trap, North Carolina.

“Even though overall it’s very small, everybody in the community knows everybody, still it could happen,” said Wood.

Thursday Wood attended the training session hosted by Chief Deputy of Camden County Sheriff Office Rodney Meads.

“Fifteen years ago, who would have ever thought this would be a subject that we needed to cover,” said Meads.

He stressed to a handful

Read more at: http://wtkr.com/2018/01/11/church-members-and-leaders-get-trained-on-how-to-react-during-a-mass-shooting/

Tips for church leaders on how to deal with a mass shooting at a house of worship

At a recent training session for church leaders on how to deal with a mass gunman at a place of worship, experts at the Carroll County’s Sheriff’s Office in Maryland offered these tips:

• Organize a volunteer security team among parishioners. Ideally, the team would include people with a variety of experience in law enforcement, military, logistics and medical backgrounds to help come up with a safety and security plan.

• Install a security camera system.

• Give ushers radios and have them serve as watchdogs outside the church before services start.

• In older facilities, check that cellphones work in basements. Many older churches with stone walls don’t get good reception. Obtain amplifiers or other equipment to help make sure there are no dead zones for when emergency responders are trying to

Read more at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/tips-for-church-leaders-on-how-to-deal-with-a-mass-shooting-at-a-house-of-worship/2017/11/30/e6de2570-ce15-11e7-a1a3-0d1e45a6de3d_story.html

EXCLUSIVE: Zimbabwe’s new leaders vowed to expose how Mugabe secretly ordered the massacre of 20000 …

  • Dictator was told that secret police files would be released about orders to kill
  • Mugabe received a chilling visit from general who the led the military coup
  • He was told if he remained ‘defiant and arrogant’ then documents released 
  • Mugabe was also told that his wife Grace would not be protected from the mob 

Andrew Malone In Harare

Las Vegas Business Leaders Ponder Impact of Mass Shooting

LAS VEGAS—More people visit this glittering entertainment mecca every month than live here year-round. There are 34% more hotel rooms than in New York City, far outpacing any other market in the country.

To say tourism is the lifeblood of the local economy here is an epic understatement: Leisure and hospitality accounted for nearly a third of regional employment in 2015, compared with a national average of about 11%, according to consulting firm Applied Analysis.

Read more at: https://www.wsj.com/articles/las-vegas-mayor-predicts-limited-economic-impact-from-mass-shooting-1507460403

Trump, US leaders offer outpouring of support after mass shooting

More than 50 killed, 400+ injured

Live updates

Who was the gunman?

What we know about the shooting

IN PHOTOS: The Las Vegas shooting

It’s the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history

VIDEO: Concertgoer captures the chaos

Trump addresses the nation

VIDEO: What happened in Las Vegas

How to talk to kids about tragic events

Jason Aldean describes ‘horrific’ shooting

Country music world is stunned

Celebrities express horror and send love to Las Vegas

VIDEO: Witness: We tried to help girl shot in head

US leaders offer outpouring of support

Casino stocks fall after attack

Gun stocks are up

VIDEO: Witness shielded daughter

Read more at: http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/02/politics/nevada-dean-heller-brian-sandoval/index.html

Local leaders react to Orange County mass shooting

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Just one week before the community recognizes the one year mark since the mass shooting at Pulse night club, six people, including the gunman, were killed during a mass shooting at an Orange County business Monday morning.

Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings described the incident at Fiamma as an example of workplace violence, saying that the shooter is a former employee who was fired in April. There is no indication that the assailant had ties to any terrorist organizations.

As details of the mass shooting were released, leaders both locally and statewide offered the community their support and condolences. Below is a list of statements they released.

Gov. Rick Scott
“Over the past year, the Orlando community has been challenged like never before. I have been briefed by our law enforcement officials on this tragic incident and Ann and I are praying for the families who lost

Read more at: http://www.clickorlando.com/news/local-leaders-react-to-orange-county-mass-shooting

Feds, Local Leaders Take Up Airport Security After Deadly Mass Shooting

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FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) —  Federal, state and local leaders will sit down and talk about how to avoid another mass shooting at an airport.

Their meeting comes on the heels of a deadly mass shooting at Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport (FLL) a little more than a week before – on January 6th.

The topic at hand is security in and around airports after the tragic shooting.

Experts at the roundtable will try to offer more in-depth answers on airport safety and what can be changed.

Related: Ft. Lauderdale Airport Holds Moment Of Silence For Shooting Victims

The event is meant to help lawmakers provide legislative solutions in order to prevent another tragedy like that of FLL.

Local leaders attending the event include U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23), Broward Sheriff Scott Israel, Broward Mayor Barbara Sharief, TSA Chief of Operations Gary Rasicot, and representatives from the FBI and Florida Department of Law

Read more at: http://miami.cbslocal.com/2017/01/17/feds-local-leaders-take-up-airport-security-after-deadly-mass-shooting/