Mass shooting training to be held for local churches, schools, and businesses

PADUCAH, KY — The Paducah Police Department is teaming up with the Police Foundation of Paducah/McCracken County to help local churches, schools, and businesses protect themselves against mass shootings.

Two informational seminars are being hosted by Kenneth D. Hughes, a nationally recognized expert.

Topics covered will be:

  • 10-minute exercise and role play scenario
  • Modern ear of school shootings: a quick overview
  • Response & survival during a mass shooting
  • Can mass shootings be prevented?
  • The 2nd Amendment: the right to bear arms and community safety
  • Public safety response
  • Points to ponder

One session will be held from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 12. That session is recommended for church staff and security, and school staff and security.

Another session will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 13. That session is recommended for local businesses.

Both sessions will be at the Clemens Fine Arts Center on the campus of the West Kentucky Community and Technical College.

Pre-registration is not required. Those who attend will register at the door.

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