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What to do in case of a shooting?

Shootings are a reality in our world today, and it is important that we know how to protect ourselves and how to act if we find ourselves in a dangerous situation. We will provide you with some useful tips and tools to help you act in an emergency.

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The first thing you should do in the event of a shooting is to find a safe place to take cover. If you are in a building, look for a room that has a door with a lock and barricade the door with any heavy objects you can find. If a room isn’t available, find a place where you can hide and take cover, such as behind a counter or a solid wall. Keep calm and try not to make noise.

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If you’re outdoors, take cover behind a solid object, such as a wall or a vehicle, and try to keep a safe distance from the shooter. If possible, call the police and give them information on the location and description of the shooter. If you can’t talk, send a text or use the emergency chat feature if it’s available in your area.

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Remember that it is completely normal in these cases to feel fear, anguish and/or panic, try to practice breathing and remain calm, concentrate on finding a place to be safe.

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Once you are safe, it is important to seek psychological help if you are emotionally affected by the incident. Any type of violence can cause trauma and post-traumatic stress, and it is important to seek support to process your emotions and recover from the experience. Seek therapy with a mental health professional who is experienced in trauma and post-traumatic stress.

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We hope you found these tips helpful and help you be prepared in the event of a shooting situation. Remember that safety is everyone’s responsibility, and it is important to be informed and prepared to face any emergency situation.

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Emergency numbers:

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988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

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211 Texas Health and Human Services Commission

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(972) 695 3421 Psychological Therapy

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