With mass shootings capturing headlines at an alarming rate, the Warren County School System is being proactive, offering a free public seminar this Tuesday night entitled “Sudden Violence – Surviving an Active Shooter Incident.”
The two-hour seminar, scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Warren County High School auditorium, will be presented by Barry Crotzer of the Tennessee Office of Homeland Security.
“The seminar is intended for schools, businesses, churches and other interested individuals in our community,” said federal programs director Vickie Dodd of the Warren County School System. “It will provide vital information about mitigating the threat posed by individuals who carry out acts of violence, along with information that addresses intervention, clarifies the role of those involved, and how to effectively respond to a problem.”
Dodd said she hopes the seminar will become a community event as the school system has been on a waiting list to get the program.
“We want the community to attend because this could happen anywhere,” Dodd noted.
Dodd said Crotzer will discuss what-if scenarios and talk about being prepared should there be an active shooter situation that arises in Warren County.
“This is for everyone,” Dodd said.