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Business leaders prepare for worst with active shooter training

Active Shooting Seminar at Sanford & Tatum (Credit: KCBD News) Active Shooting Seminar at Sanford & Tatum (Credit: KCBD News)
Business Leaders attend Active Shooting Seminar (Credit: KCBD News) Business Leaders attend Active Shooting Seminar (Credit: KCBD News)
LUBBOCK COUNTY, TX (KCBD) -

More than 60 business leaders in Lubbock spent Wednesday morning preparing themselves and their businesses for the possibility of an active shooter attack. 

Schools and government buildings are often trained for these terrifying situations , but sometimes businesses are left vulnerable without a plan.Lieutenant Chris Vigil, with the Lubbock County Sheriff's Office, says it is sad, but he knows, "The next active shooter situation is already being planned," by someone somewhere in our country. He says leaders need to have a plan in place to protect their employees and customers. Sanford and Tatum Insurance Agency found it crucial to hold a training seminar. 

Diannah Tatum, a Co-CEO at Sanford and Tatum Insurance Agency says this is one community event they saw a need for. She believes the community of Lubbock was responsive because, after the events Monday at Ohio State University, it feels real.

"It's a topic that is so real. It may happen in California, Ohio, Colorado, Oklahoma...it happens all around us, which means it can happen here." She adds, "It's not happening just in the big cities in like Dallas, or the places just like that. It's happening in the small towns too."

In the training, the Lieutenant said, from, research emergency responders know, when the person who is shooting is met with confrontation, most of the time, they will stop shooting.  He says, it just takes one person willing to stand up." 

Now more than 60 business leaders are better prepared on how to handle the worst situation imaginable. 

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