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Auburn University offering active shooter response program

(Source: Auburn University) (Source: Auburn University)
AUBURN, AL (WTVM) -

Auburn University’s Active Shooter Response Program has helped lead the way in training among many agencies and schools throughout the nation.

The program provides training on how to respond to an active shooter incident.  The program aims to be a helpful resource in the wake of the horrific school shooting that happened this week in Florida.

“Our goal is to provide those in need of such life-saving information the tools by which to act with best practices,” said Chance Corbett, interim executive director for Auburn University’s Department of Campus Safety and Security.

The Active Shooter Response Program has been embraced by multiple state agencies and schools throughout the nation, even as far as schools in Australia.

“Auburn University is more than willing to help,” Corbett said. “We do it as an outreach of the university.”

Corbett offers the following safety tips during an active shooter incident:

  •  When possible, flee the area from danger
  •  If unable to flee, find a safe place and barricade the door
  •  If an intruder enters your room or safe space, be prepared to run and, if necessary, throw objects at the intruder’s head while leaving
  • As a last resort, be prepared to fight back

The active shooter training class was provided to Auburn employees Thursday. There are seven more classes scheduled on campus now through May. 

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