4. Find or Make Cover
Your children need to be smart in their escape.
Teach your child what type of materials stop bullets (including rifle bullets). These materials are called “cover.” If under fire, your child should run toward the nearest piece of hard cover that will deflect a bullet. Concrete walls, car engines, filled bookshelves, and steel doors will likely stop or deflect most bullets. Practice by playing a game of making your children identify pieces of cover occasionally when you are out together in a public location. That will help build your child’s awareness skills and refresh their knowledge base.
Let your children know that a backpack filled with school books is likely to stop handgun bullets. If your child has a backpack loaded with a couple of books, instruct him to put it on (in front of the body if necessary) between himself and the shooter as improvised body armor. Better yet, outfit your child’s backpack with armor panels from old bullet resistant vests purchased cheaply on EBay.
A vital note about the police during an escape.
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