University of Toledo trains students in responding to shooters


Associated Press

TOLEDO

The University of Toledo has expanded its active shooter-response training to include students in addition to faculty and staff and to add some of the latest response methods.

WTOL-TV in Toledo reports that the training teaches traditional responses of evacuating, locking doors, creating barricades and turning off lights.

But it also includes newer methods of distracting shooters with noise or movement aimed at decreasing a shooter’s chances of hitting a target and providing time needed to evacuate.

Police say knowing the right response methods can drastically improve survival chances if shootings ever do occur on campus.

Officer Kevin Zimmerman says the training emphasizes that active-shooter situations can happen anywhere and that students and others should be prepared to do what they can to protect themselves.

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