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Teaching Teachers To Fight Back Against School Shooters

When it comes to strategies of how to deal with a shooter in the building, the only options teachers used to have were locking the doors or evacuating. These days schools have another choice when dealing with an active shooter...fighting back. A new active shooter simulation program from the Missouri Center for Education Safety gives teachers a hands-on experience in thwarting a potential attacker. 

Guests 

  • Officer Michelle Acevedo​, works for the Independence Police D.A.R.E. Program and conducts training simulations for the city's schools. 
  • Officer Jalonn Gordon, UMKC Crime Prevention. 
  • John Warner, Emergency Planning Coordinator of the Missouri Center for Education Safety
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