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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/

Orlando nightclub shooting victims to receive nearly $8.5M

The victims of a mass shooting at a Florida nightclub in June 2016 will receive nearly $8.5 million for emotional and financial support for victims’ families, those wounded in the attack and responders, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Tuesday.

In a statement, the department’s Office for Victims of Crime said the funds would be granted on Wednesday and distributed by officials in Florida, where 49 people were killed at a gay nightclub in Orlando in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Shooter Omar Mateen was killed in a shootout with police after he took hostages during a three-hour standoff inside the Pulse nightclub. He also wounded dozens more people in the June 12, 2016 attack.

“This award will reimburse victim services costs for operation of the Family Assistance Center in the immediate aftermath of the shooting, and ensure that victims, witnesses and first responders receive necessary services to help

Read more at: http://nypost.com/2017/03/15/us-to-give-orlando-nightclub-shooting-victims-nearly-8-5m/

(UPDATE) (AUDIO) Police Receive 911 Call Threatening ‘Mass Shooting’ in Eureka Today

UPDATE, 12:10 a.m.:

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UPDATE, 11:30 a.m.: Eureka City Schools sent out the following message to students, parents and others in the community:

Message from Eureka City Schools superintendent

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UPDATE 11:15 a.m.: The Outpost’s Andrew Goff caught up with Eureka Police Chief Andy Mills near the pay phone used to deliver the threat this morning. Mills said that while police are taking the threat very seriously, and have contacted local schools and courthouse staff, there is probably no immediate call to panic.

“I don’t think people should be overly concerned,” Mills said.

Eureka police receive a number of such threats throughout the year, he said, and the majority of them turn out to be “less than credible.” In this case, Mills said, it is notable that the subject did not mention a specific target.

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Shortly after 10 a.m., numerous people began contacting the Outpost saying that they

Read more at: https://lostcoastoutpost.com/2017/jan/5/audio-police-receive-911-call-threatening-mass-sho/

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Police chief Andy Mills and the pay phone used to deliver the threat. Photo: Andrew Goff.

UPDATE, 12:10 a.m.:

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UPDATE, 11:30 a.m.: Eureka City Schools sent out the following message to students, parents and others in the community:

Message from Eureka City Schools superintendent

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UPDATE 11:15 a.m.: The Outpost’s Andrew Goff caught up with Eureka Police Chief Andy Mills near the pay phone used to deliver the threat this morning. Mills said that while police are taking the threat very seriously, and have contacted local schools and courthouse staff, there is probably no immediate call to panic.

“I don’t think people should be overly concerned,” Mills said.

Eureka police receive a number of such threats throughout the year, he said, and the majority

Read more at: https://lostcoastoutpost.com/2017/jan/5/audio-police-receive-911-call-threatening-mass-sho/