Class helps people prepare for an active shooter


SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Would you know what to do in an active shooter situation?

People in Lackawanna County learned some helpful tips Wednesday night about what they can do to protect themselves during a crisis.

Wyoming Borough Police Commissioner Michael Flanagan teaches this free class at Roll Call in Scranton.

He decided to bring it back into the spotlight after the tragedy in Las Vegas.

Flanagan, who teaches cadets at Lackawanna College Police Academy, said some of the lessons are the same like being aware of your surroundings, finding alternative exits, and controlling your heart rate.

“There’s a lag time before law enforcement or first responders get there, but civilians are there,” said Flanagan.  “So if they don’t freeze and can take some action, we could have a more positive outcome with the situation.”

Thursday 10/12 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday 10/18 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Please call (570) 496-4867 to reserve your seat.

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