Fort Lauderdale Police Officer Thor Lockhart and cadets from Broward College's Institute of Public Safety taught members of Leadership Broward how to survive an active shooter situation. Kat Goldman said the class was very beneficial to her.
SoFla Teachers Learn to Defend Against Active Shooters
A group of South Florida teachers learned how to disarm a gunman using fake guns as props, in a first-ever, free classroom defense course at Technon Tactical Academy in Hollywood on Sunday. NBC 6 reporter Betty Yu interviews the instructor, Joe Gehr, as well as teachers Krista Vaicaitis, Kim Winfree and Kaynell Green.
Lockhart showed the class a Homeland Security video that emphasizes that people should have a plan for such situations.
Always be aware of your surroundings, Lockhart said. For example, if your desk is facing a wall use a mirror to see what’s going on behind you. Or if a gunman approaches you, look for an opportunity to use whatever you have around you to distract them and run for safety.