Kansas City University training for active shooter situations

Posted at 2:20 PM, Oct 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-11 19:02:38-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Ten days after the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, dozens of faculty and staff at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences are getting advice and training on how to survive an active shooter situation. 

"This training helps people change a little bit of their mindset. It helps them realize that it could happen here," said Nick Spencer, Strategos International Instructor. 

Strategos International, a Grandview, Missouri, based company, conducted Wednesday's training which included a classroom lecture followed by an active shooter simulation.

The 'three outs' was the focus of Spencer's lecture. 

"Look out, get out and take out," Spencer said. 

Spencer said teachings like these will keep you from hiding under your desk, and leave you with a better chance of survival. 

"We teach them how to barricade, what's the best way to defend against these, how to attack someone that comes into your workspace or your classroom," Spencer said. 

The university said they host active shooter trainings on campus every year. Employees are required to participate in one every other year.