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New Hampshire churches getting active shooter training

April 8, 2018

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.

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Information from: WMUR-TV, http://wmur.com

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