Bristol PD to host another active shooter response class

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The Bristol, Tennessee Police Department will host another active shooter response class in June. 

The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) class will take place Wednesday, June 5 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Frank Winston Auditorium at Tennessee High School.

The class will teach attendees how to survive an active shooter situation before police officers arrive. 

More than 300 people registered to attend a class back in March

“Topics that will be discussed include: the history and prevalence of active shooter events, civilian response options, medical issues, psychological issues during and after these events, as well as other considerations,” BPD said in a news release. 

“This class is important because you will be taught how to think differently should the unthinkable situation arise,” said Lt. Brian Hess. “Through real-world examples, videos, and hypothetical training, class attendees will receive hands-on training of what to do when an intruder enters a room, knowing the importance of where the exits are, and what you should do if the exits are blocked. With this information, the class can save lives.”

A survivor of the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting will also speak during the class. 

The class is open to the public and there is no cost to attend. Participants are asked to sign up, however. Click here to register. 

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