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Officers Train People to Respond to Mass Violence

New Hampshire officers train civilians how to respond to mass shootings



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    Two police officers from a relatively small New Hampshire town have trained thousands of civilians across the country on how to respond to situations involving mass violence.

    WMUR-TV reports that Jaffrey officers Joseph Hileman and Terry Choate will hold seminars in Manchester next month.

    They started Blue-U Defense three years ago to teach people how to react and defend themselves during mass shootings like the one in San Bernardino, California, Wednesday that left 14 dead.

    They say escape if that's an option, but be prepared to fight if it's not. They say weapons could include a fire extinguisher, a stapler or coffee mug. Hiliman and Choate say success hinges on "making good decisions in fractions of a second."

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