5. Escape

Statistics show that kids who escape from the school, whether they’ve been hurt or not, typically survive a school shooting. For this reason, I’ve told my kids to get out of the building any way they can as soon as possible, provided they won’t encounter the shooter in the process.

This might mean breaking a window with a chair or running out the emergency exit. Tell your child that it doesn’t matter and the most important thing to do is to leave the scene right away and run as far as possible from the location. This step is part of many active school shooter training courses.

Don’t Return to the School
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