LA County Sheriff Tells Us How to Survive an Active Shooter

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Survive Active ShooterThe following video contains graphic content of a violent nature. Viewer discretion is advised.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has created this video to explain to us how to survive an active shooter. “What would you do?” in the event of a sudden attack by a gunman while at work, at school, or in public.

Visit activeshooter.lasd.org for more information.
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Active shooter events like those in Aurora, Colorado, at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Virginia Tech, and others are occurring with increasing frequency throughout the United States.

Although the odds of being involved in such an event are low, the sudden, catastrophic nature of these attacks requires that individuals, schools, workplaces, and public areas think in advance about how to respond.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has created this video, Surviving An Active Shooter, to help people answer the question “What would you do?”

  • If you have to immediately exit a location, how can you do so safely?
  • If you cannot get outside and away from the threat, how can you secure yourself and those with you against attack?
  • If you must confront your attacker, how can you do it in a way that gives you the best chance of success?

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