New Hampshire churches getting active shooter training
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — More than 100 people filled pews at a New Hampshire church, not to worship but to learn what to do if a gunman opened fire.
WMUR-TV reports the Saturday training followed a scary scene in which someone entered Grace Episcopal Church and caused a disturbance.
Terry Choate, president and CEO of Blue-U Defense, said the goal was to teach people how to prepare themselves for an active-shooter scenario. He said more churches are requesting the training after several church shootings across the country.
Members of several New Hampshire churches attended the training.
The Rev. Marjorie Gerbracht-Stagnara said everyone should be thinking about how to react and interact to mitigate a violent situation.
Information from: WMUR-TV, http://wmur.com