6 Things Your Children Must Know To Be Prepared For A School Shooting


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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  1. Reagan said:

    Great advice. ALICE training works for a reason, and it encompasses many of these points.

    • momsandgunsblogmomsandgunsblog said:

      WOW. We didn’t know about ALICE. Just searched Google and read all about their program. Thank you for the information.

  2. Karina said:

    While your description is molsty accurate, you neglect the thrill of a trigger that, when caressed with the gentlest of intention, goes “Bang!” Hell, my subconscious doesn’t even know when it’s gonna break.When I take first-timers to the range, the free pistol is the *last* thing we shoot, and I show them how light the trigger is, everyone makes it go “click” (on an empty chamber) the first three “shots” I make them dry-fire and, even then, a good portion of the first shots go into the dirt before the sights come onto the target.It’s a fabulous reinforcement to Rule #3, “Keep your finger *OFF* the trigger till your sights are on the target.”The only way to keep it from being boring (when shooting) is to have a shot plan so meticulous that it keeps your mind engaged until those few seconds of silence “in the aiming area”…. … Bang!