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New Hampshire Church Hosts Active Shooter Training



     New Hampshire Church Hosts Active Shooter Training
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    WEST VALLEY CITY, UT - DECEMBER 27: Firearm instructor Clark Aposhian holds a handgun up as he teaches a concealed-weapons training class to 200 Utah teachers on December 27, 2012 in West Valley City, Utah. The Utah Shooting Sports Council said it would waive its $50 fee for concealed-weapons training for Utah teachers. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

    More than 100 people filled the pews at a New Hampshire church not to worship but learn what to do if a gunman opened fire.

    WMUR-TV reports that the training on Saturday followed a scary incident in which someone entered Grace Episcopal Church and caused a disturbance.

    Terry Choate, president and CEO of Blue-U Defense, said the goal was to teach people how to prepare themselves for an active-shooter scenario. He said more churches are requesting the training after several church shootings across the country.

    Members of several New Hampshire churches attended the training.

    The Rev. Marjorie Gerbracht-Stagnara said everyone should be thinking about how to react and interact to mitigate a violent situation.

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