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Franklin Police Host Active Shooter Seminar

Posted at 5:20 PM, Sep 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-28 18:20:56-04

Franklin Police held a seminar on Thursday with the goal of educating Franklin citizens about what to do if they find themselves in an active shooter situation. 

"We see it happening more and more on the news," Charles Brush, one of the attendees said. "You never know when you could be a victim, so we just thought if we could find some information on what to do, then it should be helpful." 

Many of Thursday's attendees decided to show up after hearing about the church shooting in Antioch from the previous weekend, but this seminar was already planned prior to that shooting. 

"This course is a very popular course because it teaches people how to turn their fear into empowerment and how to turn that empowerment into the ability to save their lief and possibly someone else's," said Lt. Charles Warner of the Franklin Police Department.

Thursday's seminar was the 8th one that Franklin Police had put on since July of 2016, and they said they plan to continue to offer classes as long as people continue to show up.

The next seminar is scheduled for Tuesday, October 3. All interested in attending are asked to register online prior to arriving.