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Expert speaks on handling of 'active shooters'


John Rose, president of Holston International Training and Consulting, discussed
workplace violence and how to survive and handle active shooters in schools, at
a seminar held Thursday, July 25, at Newport Grammar School.
Published: 8:20 PM, 07/26/2013 Last updated: 8:20 PM, 07/26/2013

Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-An expert on how to handle an "active shooter" in a school or at a business addressed local law enforcement and "average folks" at a well-attended seminar held Thursday, July 25, at Newport Grammar School.

John Rose, of Holston International Training and Consulting, based in Bristol, TN, said, "Since Columbine (High School in Colorado), law enforcement has looked differently at how to handle active shooters."

Rose taught those present "how to prevent, and how to survive, those critical minutes from the time the active shooter arrives at the school or business, and 911 is contacted, but before local law enforcement arrive to assist those in the cross-hairs of the shooter.

Rose said that, despite the worries of parents and caregivers, "Most kids are injured at home. Statistically, the safest place for kids is school ... (Even so), it is just another piece of the puzzle we prepare for," such as tornados.

For more details, please see the weekend edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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