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Teachers attend ‘Stop the Bleed’ training

November 14, 2018

NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — More than 300 teachers and school staff have attended training in Connecticut to learn how to stop someone from bleeding to death.

The Record-Journal reports that teachers attended the training at North Haven High School on Tuesday as part of the national Stop the Bleed initiative. The training was sponsored by the town’s fire department.

Chief Paul Januszewski says a school shooting is a distinct possibility. He says while there is a resource officer to address the threat, there’s still a need for caring for the wounded.

Trauma center staff and paramedics taught educators how to use tourniquet kits during the training.

Each school will receive a new tourniquet kit by the end of the year as part of the initiative.

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