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/
THE suicide bomber who killed 22 people and injured 59 more at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester was a university dropout who may have made secret trips to Syria to train for the attack.
The young man, named by British police as Salman Abedi, exploded a homemade bomb and died inside Manchester Arena at the end of the US pop star’s performance on Monday night.
UK police revealed, Mr Abedi was a 23-year-old British national of Libyan descent.
- BOOTS ON THE GROUND: UK fears ‘imminent’ terror attack
- Homeless man ‘pulls nails out of girl’s face’ after attack
- Viral symbol marks bravery of teenage fans caught in blast
- Angry, not scared: Coast man on streets of Manchester
- FOOTAGE: The moment of the concert explosion
He was born in Manchester and grew up alongside three siblings.
British intelligence agents are investigating reports the football-obsessed Abedi slipped into Syria while visiting relatives in
Read more at: https://www.caboolturenews.com.au/news/manchester-terror-face-mass-murderering-coward/3181462/
Preparing dinner, I bite my tongue as images of the latest atrocity in Syria flashes on the screen.
“Isn’t he a doctor too?” my daughter asks.
“Yes,” I cringe at the “too” and rededicate myself to the carrots.
But she knows that conversations about medicine are usually far more animated in our household and immediately sniffs out my reticence.
“I don’t get it. Aren’t doctors supposed to help people?”
Since it’s too late to switch channels, I say something benign. But the footage continues, leaving her to conclude, “I guess not all doctors save lives.”
The heart-wrenchingly succinct statement goes to the heart of my own dismay at the appalling crisis in Syria. More than 400,000 dead, most recently in a nerve gas attack. Six million citizens internally displaced. Five million refugees fled to neighbouring countries. An entire country in spasms. And to
Read more at: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/apr/18/bashar-al-assad-trained-as-a-doctor-how-did-he-become-a-mass-murderer
Colorado poll workers are now being trained on how to respond to a mass shooting at the voting booths.
Election officials in Denver and Aurora have added the trainings to their roster of staff preparation this year, and other areas across the state and the country may follow.
“This is something we pay a lot of attention to in Colorado, because of the terrible experiences that we’ve had,” Matt Crane, the county clerk who oversees elections in Arapahoe County, said. “We want to make sure we’re as prepared as possible.”
Colorado has seen some of the country’s worst mass shootings, including the July 2012 massacre at a movie theater screening of The Dark Knight Rises, and the 1999 school shooting at Columbine high school. The state also had a school shooting at Arapahoe high school in 2013
Read more at: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/oct/20/colorado-poll-workers-mass-shooting-training