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In a workplace shooting: Run, hide, fight

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It is a sad reality these days that we have to think about workplace shootings. The city of Houston, TX has produced a video on this subject, and it boils down what you should do to three simple words: Run, hide, fight.

If there is an active shooter in the building, experts said your first instinct should be to run. Get out quickly and quietly, take others with you if you can, but don't let people who resist running slow you down.

If it is too late to evacuate, hide. Get behind a locked door, or blockade it. Stay behind large objects that could protect you from gunfire. Silence your cell phone, and stay as quiet as possible.

Finally, as a last resort, and only if your life is in danger, fight.

This video was made with the help of a grant from the Department of Homeland Security. Even if you think that it can never happen to you, watching the video could be worth your time.  

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