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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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Editorial: It’s necessary for Masconomet to prepare for mass shooting

In introducing the concepts of active-shooter training during a parent information session Monday night at Masconomet, Steven Burt said, “You really hope to God we would never have to employ these tactics.” But, the school district’s director of security said, the time has come to be prepared.

In introducing the concepts of active-shooter training during a parent information session Monday night at Masconomet, Steven Burt said, “You really hope to God we would never have to employ these tactics.” But, the school district’s director of security said, the time has come to be prepared.

Masconomet has begun the process of training staff and students in ALICE, a program designed to give people the confidence to make decisions on the spot in life-threatening situations, including one in which someone comes into the school with a weapon. The acronym stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate. The program is a marked

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