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CPD Runs Active Shooter Class

Columbia police led two active shooter workshops for the public Saturday afternoon at a training center on Meyer Industrial Drive.The goal of the class is to train the public on how to react if an active shooter opens fire in a public place, like a school or store. Both classes Saturday were at capacity.”The ideas is to have everyone have the information and to have a similar process in case something like this happens,” said Columbia school resource officer John Warner. “We want people to do more than just wait.”The training comes after several active shooter training scenarios done with local law enforcement. It also comes during increased focus on gun violence in America after several mass shootings in 2012.Warner said CPD was looking into having more training sessions because of Saturday’s huge turnout.

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