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College of Charleston to participate in active shooter drills

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The College of Charleston will take part in a program that could potentially save student lives beginning next week.

The Department of Public Safety is offering training on how to respond to an active shooter on campus.

Officers with the Charleston Police Department and other agencies will go over a variety of things that you should do in an active shooter situation.

They'll be looking at how to identify possible suspects, including picking up on behavioral cues that may be considered suspicious.

Officers will take a look at the different reporting methods done by the media, as well as go to options for self-defense if confronted by a suspect.

This training is open to all students, faculty, and staff and the first session will take place in the Stern Student Center on Tuesday, February 16 at 9:30 a.m. 

There will be four other sessions through March and April.

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