(c)2013 NPT PHOTO BY NELSON MORAIS
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
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.
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