Discovery News- Silver Spring, MD

Fear of mass shootings has prompted some companies, schools and government officials to embrace training programs that promise to distract would-be killers, turning victims into potential saviors. While it may sound a little crazy, the idea is to create a chaotic environment so the shooter will miss and more people will have a better chance of surviving. “The objective is to not allow (the shooter) to focus on a target,” said Greg Crane, a former SWAT police officer and founder of ALICE Training in Ohio. “Noise movement, distance and distraction come into play. If you cause hesitation, if you cause misses, you can cause a movement from offense to defense, that makes (the shooter) vulnerable.” Read more