5. Avoid the Police
As counter intuitive as this sounds, running to the police in an active shooter situation is dangerous for both your child and the police.
Make sure your child knows not to run to the police for safety. The police are often the ones drawing gunfire from the shooter(s). There have also been shootings (Norway is one example) where the shooters have impersonated police officers… Don’t allow your child to force a police officer to make a decision between protecting a single child and going after the shooter. The officer must stop the shooter. He may be the only one nearby capable of accomplishing that task. Ensure that your child isn’t the one who distracts the officer from his primary objective.
One more vital thing to share with your kids.
CONTINUE TO NEXT PAGE