According to the Justice Department, a mass killing is defined as three or more killings in one, single episode. As most are aware, this month our country faced two horrific incidents, bringing the number of mass shootings in 2019 alone to 32. While we refuse to let this reality become a societal norm, there’s no ignoring the fact that we, as members of the public, cannot control every action and decision made by others.
In response to these deadly occurrences, we want to share information from ready.gov on how to best respond to an active shooter situation. They offer insight on how to best act before, during and after the situation, as well as what to expect from officers and the surrounding environment. Click here and take the time to inform yourself about active shooter situations.