Harker Heights police host active shooter workshop

Posted: 3:18 PM, May 23, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-23 20:31:28Z
Harker Heights police host active shooter workshop

The Harker Heights Police Department and the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce partnered for an active shooter training class on Wednesday.

The early morning workshop was held in response to the tragic shooting at Santa Fe High School that happened last week

"It seems like every week there are more and more events that are happening in our country and we want to make sure that we do our part in getting the education out to our community, " said Mary Shabunia, the Vice President of Business Development for Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce.

The two-hour workshop was geared more towards providing statistics and information about previous mass shootings, rather than creating an active shooter scenario.

Officials want participants to use the information to become more aware of their surroundings.

They hope knowing statistically where most mass shootings occur and the profile of a mass shooter will help them recognize those individuals, to defuse the shootings before they happen.

The date for a future event has not been confirmed, but due to an overwhelming interest from the Harker Heights community, Shabunia says there will be more active shooter training classes to come. 

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