North Texas schools teach staff how to fight back against intruders

North Texas schools teach staff how to fight back against intruders

Photo: Michael Sullivan – AP

Hoping to avoid deadly shootings like the one in October at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., some North Texas school districts are teaching staff to how to defend themselves.

A growing number of Texas public school districts are embracing more aggressive tactics that allow campus staff members to defend themselves against armed classroom intruders.

The tactics — everything from hurling scissors and textbooks to stealing the bad guy’s gun — are a departure from the drop-and-hide strategy that educators have used for years.

“When this program came out, it was laughed at,” said Kevin Kinley, director of safety and security for the Keller school district. “What do you …….. read more here.

BY YAMIL BERARD

 

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