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USThese Teachers Are Learning How to Take Down an Active Shooter

22:36  08 september  2019
22:36  08 september  2019 Source:   insideedition.com

Texas shootings: Shooter dead after killing one person, wounding at least 10, authorities say

Texas shootings: Shooter dead after killing one person, wounding at least 10, authorities say An active shooter was shot and killed in Odessa, Texas, according to the Midland Police Department. [Previous update: Posted at 6:19 p.m. ET] At least one person was killed and 10 wounded in West Texas, between the cities of Midland and Odessa, when a shooter or shooters fired from their vehicles at people at shopping centers, authorities said. Police in Midland said officers are looking for two shooters in two separate vehicles, a gold, small Toyota truck and a US Postal Service van. Devin Sanchez, a spokesman for the City of Odessa, said there are 10 confirmed injuries with possibly up to 20 injured.

These Teachers Are Learning How to Take Down an Active Shooter© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. A former SWAT team cop is preparing 200 Las Vegas teachers for the unthinkable.

These teachers are going back to school — to learn how to take down an active shooter in the classroom.

Former SWAT team cop Dave Acosta is instructing some 200 teachers in Las Vegas how to protect themselves and their students from attackers. He runs "Fight Back," a program that trains educators how to defend with their bare hands.

"Your first move has to be very aggressive," he told a room full of teachers. "Strike. Pop. Control," he said as he demonstrated how to approach a person holding a gun.

As part of the training, the teachers practice disarming a person as well as ambushing an attacker if they enter a closed classroom.

Tim Evancich runs multiple charter schools in Nevada and Utah and greenlit the training program for the institutions.

"You only have two options. One of them is to not fight and likely die, or choose to fight back, and how do you do that effectively? And that's what this program brings to our staff," he said.

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