Police hope active-shooter class empowers citizens

Police hope active-shooter class empowers citizens


ON CAM — CHARLOTTE — MADISON POLICE GAVE CITIZENS THE CHANCE TO PREPARE FOR THE WORST TONIGHT. TAKE DOUBLE BOX NEWS 3’S CHRIS GOTHNER IS HERE TO TELL US HOW THE DEPARTMENT PREPARED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC FOR AN ACTIVE SHOOTER SITUATION. NX CTR — CHRIS — THE TRAINING IS CALLED CIVILIAN RESPONSE TO ACTIVE SHOOTER EVENTS…AND THE GOAL IS TO GIVE PEOPLE THE KNOWLEDGE THEY NEED TO MAKE IT OUT OF ONE OF THESE SITUATIONS ALIVE PKG P- 1 VO/MINI-DISC ((NATS — newspath vo)) EVEN THOUGH THEY’RE RARE… 1 SOT “You’re about as likely to be struck by lightning as you are to be in an active shooter event.” 2 VO/MINI-DISC THESE DAYS…GETTING CAUGHT UP IN AN ACTIVE SHOOTER SITUATION IS A FRIGHTENINGLY REAL SCENARIO… THAT CAN HAPPEN ANYTIME…ANYWHERE. 2 SOT “At a restaurant, at a mall, at your workplace, at church.” 3 VO/MINI-DISC SO PEOPLE LIKE LETITIA WALKER…CAME OUT TO M-P-D’S CIVILIAN RESPONSE TO ACTIVE SHOOTER EVENTS — OR “CRASE” — TRAINING…IN HOPES OF LEARNING WHAT TO DO IF SOMETHING LIKE THIS… (newspath nats?) …HAPPENS HERE. 3 SOT “Just in case somebody is distraught and they do have a weapon, I would like to have more skills and tools.” 4 VO/MINI-DISC OFFICERS SAY THOSE SKILLS ARE TO AVOID–DENY—AND DEFEND. 4 SOT “Get out if you can, avoid the shooter, and if we can encourage them to deny the shooter access to them. So get into an office or a closet and barricade the door, lock the door, deny the shooter access to you. And as a last resort, defend yourself.” 5 VO/MINI-DISC AND POLICE TEACH THAT EVERYDAY TOOLS…CAN HELP STOP A SHOOTER… 5 SOT “a needle-nose pliers, a sharpie, a rolled-up magazine.” 6 VO/MINI-DISC …IN THE EVENT YOU DO HAVE TO FIGHT BACK. 6 SOT “We want to attack the shooter’s vision and we want to attack his ability to breathe and so if we strike the eyes the nose and the mouth we’ll hopefully cause dysfunction.” 7 VO/MINI-DISC THE GOALS…PREPARATION–AND–EMPOWERMENT. 7 SOT “You can choose to not be a helpless victim.” 7 VO/MINI-DISC WITH SKILLS EVERYONE HERE HOPES…THEY NEVER HAVE TO USE. 8 SOT “You just don’t know.” — CHRIS — NX CTR CAM IF YOU MISSED TODAY’S TRAINING — BUT STILL WANT TO GO — YOU’RE IN LUCK. M-P-D PLANS TO HOST AT LEAST TWO MORE SESSIONS–ONE ON NOVEMBER 10TH AND ANOTHER ON FEBRUARY NINTH. THE TRAINING IS FUNDED THROUGH FEDERAL GRANTS. TAKE DOUBLE BOX — CHARLOTTE — THANKS, CHRIS.

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