Citizens Train For Active Shooter Situation


TURNING NOW TO A STORY THAT, SEEMS TIMELY IF NOTHING ELSE– IT WAS JUST WEEKS AGO THAT THE DEADLY MASSACRE IN “SAN BERNANDINO” CLAIMED A NUMBER OF LIVES– NOW THE DEMAND FOR TRAINING TO STOP ACTIVE KILLERS HAS NEVER BEEN HIGHER! TONIGHT — WOWT 6 NEWS’ CHASE MOFFITT IS GIVING US EXCLUSIVE ACCESS INSIDE OF THAT TRAINING HAPPENING RIGHT HERE IN OMAHA– THOUGHT MANY MAY NOT KNOW, LOCALS ARE GETTING THAT TRAINING HERE AT HOME: “HANDS UP, HANDS UP WHERE I CAN SEE THEM, EVERYBODY COME HERE, UP AGAINST THIS WALL, COME HERE, ANYBODY RUNS I’M GOING TO SHOOT YOU.. SHOTS FIRED.” IN JUST SECONDS, LIVES ARE SAVED AND AN ACTIVE KILLER IS NEUTRALIZED. IT’S ONE OF SEVERAL SCENERIOS THESE TRAINEES ARE RUNNING THROUGH INSIDE AN ABANDONNED BUSINESS BUILDING IN SARPY COUNTY. “DON’T MOVE, DON’T MOVE, DO NOT MOVE OR I AM GOING TO BLOW HIS BRAINS OUT DO YOU GOT ME? GET YOUR HANDS OFF YOUR SIDE.” DAWNING MASKS FOR EYE PROTECTION – SOME ARMED WITH AIR PISTOLS WHICH SHOOT PLASTIC PELLETS — THE GOAL HERE IS TO EFFECTIVELY BE AWARE OF A SCENERIO LIKE THIS — IF IT WERE TO HAPPEN IN REAL LIFE AND BE TRAINED TO RESPOND WITH THE BEST COURSE OF ACTION. “GET ON THE GROUND, GET ON THE GROUND, GET DOWN ON THE GROUND. YOU WANT.. GUN SHOTS, AHH, AHH. GRAB THAT GUN AND GET OUT OF HERE, GET SOME DISTANCE.” IN BOTH THESE SITUATIONS TRAINEES ARMED DURING THE EXERCISE MOVED IN TO TAKE OUT THE THREAT. “DID YOU SEE ANYBODY DRAW A WEAPON? NO. HE HAD NO IDEA, HE HAD NO IDEA HE WAS COMING, A WINDOW OF OPPROTUNITY, COVERT DRAW, AGGRESSION, SPEED SURPRISE AGGRESSION.” TODAY’S TRAINER IS TREVOR THRASHER, HE’S GOT OVER TWO DECADES OF LAW ENFORCEMENT EXPERIENCE INCLUDING WITH SPECIAL FORCES. “THE POINT OF THIS IS TEACHING PEOPLE TO BE RESPONSIBLE, IT’S NOT ABOUT THE GUN IT’S ABOUT YOUR MIND FIRST AND FOREMOST.” 88 TACTICAL SAYS DEMAND FOR A CLASS LIKE THIS SKYROCKETED AFTER THE ATTACKS IN PARIS AND THEN CALIFORNIA TWO WEEKS AGO. TODAY IS THE FIRST CLASS IF IT’S KIND PUT ON BY 88 TACTICAL — ACTIVE KILLER RESPONSE. “WHAT TO DO WHEN A SITUATION, HOW TO REACT, KIND OF GET A MINDSET, TRAINING.” REPORTER ASKS, “HOW IS YOUR ADRENALINE RIGHT NOW AFTER THESE SCENERIOS?” IT IS PRETTY HIGH, IT’S PRETTY HIGH, IT IS PRETTY INTENSE TRAINING.” THERE’S 14 TRAINEES, DAN KNOX IS ONE OF THEM, BUT WHEN HE LEAVES — IT’S KNOWLEDGE HE HOPES TO NEVER NEED TO PUT INTO ACTION. “I HOPE I NEVER HAVE TO DRAW IT, I HOPE I NEVER HAVE TO.” THE TRAINING TODAY COVERED THE BASICS OF RUN HIDE OR FIGHT TECHNIQUES. IN SOME CASES, TRAINEES FLED THE ROOM FOR SAFETY OTHERS HID. THEY DO ENCOURAGE A C-C-W PERMIT CERTIFICATION TO ATTEND THE TRAINING BUT IT ISN’T REQUIRED FOR INTRO CLASSES. REPORTING LIVE WITH PHOTOGRAPHER JIM HINCHIK, CHASE MOFFITT WOWT 6 NEWS. THANKS CHASE. THE PUBLIC IS WELCOME TO SIGN UP FOR CLASSES– WE HAVE ALL THE NECESSARY INFORMATION ON THIS STORY AT

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