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Saturday, January 4, 2014

new study shows citizen response is crucial in mass shooter situations

“This tells us that citizens and bystanders have a very real and active role in stopping these events,” Nichols said. “If we can properly prepare and educate civilians, maybe we can get to where 90 percent are stopped by civilians long before the police arrive.”
The FBI has been busy promoting instructional videos and literature to educate the public on workplace and other scenarios.
“Run, hide and fight are your essential options in a shooting situation,” Schweit said. “The better prepared civilians are, the better they’ll be able to respond themselves.”