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What should we tell our teens about what to do if a shooter comes into their school? @drpam
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Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine
9 doctors agree
In brief: Run, hide call 911
Run, and get out of the building if you can.
Hide behind locked doors if not. Hide behind furniture, crouch - bullets that ricochet tend to travel along the floor, so being up in a ball minimizes your exposure to those. If you can get out of the building, keep your hands where they can be seen. Listen and follow instructions from e- responders. Call 911 and tell them what you have seen.

In brief: Run, hide call 911
Run, and get out of the building if you can.
Hide behind locked doors if not. Hide behind furniture, crouch - bullets that ricochet tend to travel along the floor, so being up in a ball minimizes your exposure to those. If you can get out of the building, keep your hands where they can be seen. Listen and follow instructions from e- responders. Call 911 and tell them what you have seen.
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: Action plan
Your school should have an action plan to deal with various types of crisis: natural disaster, fire, and, sadly, violent attacks.
Students should be aware of the plans and practice them on an annual or semi-annual basis. There is no perfect way to deal with a violent attack - each attacker is different and the physical layout of the schools are different - but preparation helps ease the mind.

In brief: Action plan
Your school should have an action plan to deal with various types of crisis: natural disaster, fire, and, sadly, violent attacks.
Students should be aware of the plans and practice them on an annual or semi-annual basis. There is no perfect way to deal with a violent attack - each attacker is different and the physical layout of the schools are different - but preparation helps ease the mind.
Dr. William Walsh
Dr. William Walsh
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Dr. Thomas Byrnes
FEMA has a short on line training course that can be used to train staff and as a starting point for creating that portion of your disaster action plan. It even prints out a certificate and is recognized for 0.1 CEU's by somebody.
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