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Guest blogger Jim Marshall could tell this wasn't going to be your typical training class-- not with that segue to a coffee break. Here's what Jim wrote about his experience observing a class with 22 sworn peace officers from municipal, state and federal agencies. The topic for the class: managing an active shooter. The class began with the history of active shooters— starting with Charles Whitman's 1966 Texas clock tower massacre and extending to Monday's Ohio school shooting. The instructor made it clear. The rules have changed. Managing an active shooter requires a quick response.  That differs from the traditional approach … [Read more...]