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'If you can get out - do it': UO students, staff prepare for active shooter scenario

“Essentially, the main message is, if you can get out - do it. Run," Kelly McIver with the University of Oregon Police said. "That's the number one thing we want people to do. It's the best way for people to survive an incident like that” (SBG)

EUGENE, Ore. - Students and staff at the University of Oregon are spending time this month preparing for a situation they hope never to face: an active shooter on campus.

Wednesday was the first of four trainings to equip the campus community with the skillsets they need to protect themselves and others during just such a crisis.

Participants were shown a video with examples of how to react during a crisis. The training was put on by the University and University police.

“Essentially, the main message is, if you can get out - do it. Run," Kelly McIver with the University of Oregon Police said. "That's the number one thing we want people to do. It's the best way for people to survive an incident like that”

"Run, hide and fight" are the methods the University is teaching.

The trainers said if you can’t run or hide in an active shooter situation, then fighting back is the best option. | MORE

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