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 Institute 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