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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/

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

Umlazi residents react to mass shooting

DURBAN – Community members in Umlazi went on the rampage on Sunday following a mass shooting that left four people dead and eight more injured.

A crowd gathered at the house where a family was attacked by armed men on Friday after they had attacked a local tavern. A mother and her three children were among the dead and a woman was raped.

Members of the community said they were tired of “drug dealers and violence in the area”.

The local police arrived to disperse the crowd of angry residents who were unhappy about the police’s presence.

Local travelers react to Florida mass shooting

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.- The horror in Ft. Lauderdale is being felt in central Indiana. Dozens of flights were delayed, and several others cancelled as the year’s first mass shooting played out in Florida. Several passengers who spoke with us say the inconvenience of being delayed or moved on to another flight is nothing compared to what the families of those who were killed are dealing with.

“Right when we were about to board, we heard there was a shooting in Ft. Lauderdale, so it was a little concerning,” said Jane Justice, whose flight to Ft Lauderdale was cancelled, forcing her and other flyers to wait or make other plans.

“Our police force, the airport police, there is a greater presence by them,” said Bill Stinson, spokesman for the Indianapolis International Airport, “and I think that gives people comfort.”

As airports across the nation stepped up security, former Indiana TSA director and current Indiana Homeland Security

Read more at: http://fox59.com/2017/01/06/local-travelers-react-to-florida-mass-shooting/