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Gonzales Police host active shooter class

3 years 4 months 3 days ago June 20, 2013 Jun 20, 2013 Thursday, June 20 2013 June 20, 2013 9:47 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Brittany Weiss

GONZALES - Law enforcement said "it's always best to be prepared," and talked about safety when a gunman is involved in an incident.

An active shooter class was hosted by the Gonzales Police Department and the Ascension parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness and provided guidance to professionals about how to respond to an active shooter situation.

"We want to prepare you," said Officer Walter Taylor. "And most importantly, prevent an active shooter."

An active shooter is someone with the intent of hurting someone, or causing death. Those who attended, included school teachers, a mall manager and a plant worker.

"It's important to be prepared," said retail worker Laura Flemming. "It's very important to know what's going on around you."

Participants learned how to defend themselves and when to fight back.

The department is planning a women's self defense class in August.

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