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Dept. of Public Safety video could save you in a mass shooting situation

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Public Safety wants to arm the public with knowledge in case they are ever confronted by an active shooter. DPS has created a video (below) that depicts a drill involving a gunman roaming through a building with the intent to kill.

“In today’s day and age unfortunately that’s really a matter of when, not if,” said Sgt. Nick Bricker, Utah DPS. “It’s sad to say that but that’s the case now.”

DPS partnered with the Utah Department of Administrative Services and shot the active shooter drill at the Utah State Office Building.  In the video, employees are seen hiding in closets, locking doors, barricading themselves in rooms and finding staplers, scissors and a clay pot as a weapon.

Troopers say a person only has three options in mass violence situation. “Either run, hide or fight and not necessarily in that order,” said Bricker.

He says your choice

Read more at: http://fox13now.com/2017/12/20/dept-of-public-safety-video-could-save-you-in-a-mass-shooting-situation/

Rapides Parish church safety meeting in response to Texas mass shooting

ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) – It’s been a little more than a month since a gunman opened fire at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, killing 26 people and wounding 20 more.

Source: KALB

That day is still affecting many, including churches and their pastors. And it’s leading communities to prepare, just in case.

We’ve already seen many communities like Vernon Parish and Grant Parish take part in this movement. On Tuesday night, Rapides Parish followed suit.

Local pastors and law enforcement gathered at Homewood Baptist Church to discuss how they want to assure safety in churches.

Sheriff William Earl Hilton said he believes in the run, hide, fight method.

“So we need to protect everyone that is in the church,” said Sheriff Hilton. “And let us do our job. Homeland Security, FEMA, everybody that deals with these kind of issues, they

Read more at: http://www.kalb.com/content/news/Rapides-Parish-church-safety-meeting-in-response-to-Texas-mass-shooting-465329103.html

Rapides Parish church safety meeting in response to Texas mass …

ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) – It’s been a little more than a month since a gunman opened fire at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, killing 26 people and wounding 20 more.

Source: KALB

That day is still affecting many, including churches and their pastors. And it’s leading communities to prepare, just in case.

We’ve already seen many communities like Vernon Parish and Grant Parish take part in this movement. On Tuesday night, Rapides Parish followed suit.

Local pastors and law enforcement gathered at Homewood Baptist Church to discuss how they want to assure safety in churches.

Sheriff William Earl Hilton said he believes in the run, hide, fight method.

“So we need to protect everyone that is in the church,” said Sheriff Hilton. “And let us do our job. Homeland Security, FEMA, everybody that deals with these kind of issues, they

Read more at: http://www.kalb.com/content/news/Rapides-Parish-church-safety-meeting-in-response-to-Texas-mass-shooting-465329103.html

When Is It a Good Time to Talk About Gun Safety? The Sandy Hook Elementary School Mass Shooting – Five Years …

Today is the 5th anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting. So, is today a good time to talk about gun policy? Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) interviewed on CBSN: “We have to be talking about policy change every single day in this country or we’ll never end up doing anything about the 90 people a day who die.”

Vox.com has a site which tracks gun violence and mass shootings since Sandy Hook. The site includes an interactive map displaying the dates and locations of mass shootings since Sandy Hook.

 

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Since our platform is about expressing ideas and ideals instead of cash flow, clicks, or fundraising, we have the freedom to include a wide range of topics and formats that

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Residents express safety concerns following Colerain Twp. mass …

Neighbors in Colerain Township went to police and township trustees Tuesday night to talk about fears after this weekend’s mass shooting.

They are worried the shooting that happened during a gender reveal party that killed one and injured many was a warning of what’s to come.

People in the township made it clear that they want more to be done.

A crowded Colerain Township meeting of the trustees was unlike any other in recent months.

This time, death, violence and fear were on people’s minds.

“It’s getting worse and I’m afraid that what happened on Capstan, it’s going to happen in other neighborhoods, that’s just the tip of the iceberg,” Bonita Sergent said.

Sergent was one of several people at the well-attended meeting who asked for more officers and patrols.

“There are inadequate resources to protect the neighborhoods and to enforce the law so that people don’t get hurt

Read more at: http://www.wlwt.com/article/people-in-colerain-township-voice-concerns-following-mass-shooting/10293985

Residents express safety concerns following Colerain Twp. mass shooting

Neighbors in Colerain Township went to police and township trustees Tuesday night to talk about fears after this weekend’s mass shooting.

They are worried the shooting that happened during a gender reveal party that killed one and injured many was a warning of what’s to come.

People in the township made it clear that they want more to be done.

A crowded Colerain Township meeting of the trustees was unlike any other in recent months.

This time, death, violence and fear were on people’s minds.

“It’s getting worse and I’m afraid that what happened on Capstan, it’s going to happen in other neighborhoods, that’s just the tip of the iceberg,” Bonita Sergent said.

Sergent was one of several people at the well-attended meeting who asked for more officers and patrols.

“There are inadequate resources to protect the neighborhoods and to enforce the law so that people don’t get hurt

Read more at: http://www.wlwt.com/article/people-in-colerain-township-voice-concerns-following-mass-shooting/10293985