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Workplace shooting: What would you do?

What would you do if someone opened fire at your office? If you're like most people you've never had a training in the event of a workplace shooting.

The Department of Homeland Security says you have three choices: run, hide or fight. They have a public service video and it recommends you run, leave your belongings, help others escape, prevent others from entering and when safe call 911.

If you hide they suggest you lock and blackade the door, silence your phone, hide behind larger objects, remain quiet and turn off the lights.

If you cannot escape and or hide you need to be prepared to fight for your life. Homeland Security expects suggest taking a pen and shoving it into the nasal cavity of the shooter. This will draw the shooters hands to the pain and away from you.

Also, find whatever heavy object if near you and try to hit the shooters arm that is holding the gun.

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