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    Quote Originally Posted by bae View Post
    Lucky there was someone very nearby with a weapon and some training/skill to deal with it.

    But why is it "frightening"?
    What a curious question.

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    We had active shooter training last month, which mainly consisted of a lecture and video. I now am supposed to keep my office door in the locked position so I can instantly slam it shut in an emergency. One more reason to work to get promoted out of the cubicle farm, I suppose.

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    It's terrible, and don't take this wrong, but all I can think sometimes is, "Oh no, not again."

    It saddens me when it is a radical Muslim terrorist attack, because this is how we get people like Donald Trump raving about Muslim registries etc. One bad apple and all that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by frugalone View Post
    It's terrible, and don't take this wrong, but all I can think sometimes is, "Oh no, not again."

    It saddens me when it is a radical Muslim terrorist attack, because this is how we get people like Donald Trump raving about Muslim registries etc. One bad apple and all that!
    If it was one bad apple I think the majority of Americans would forgive and forget.

    But this stuff is occurring often in The West now. And it is pathetic how people here -- even at the university itself -- simply will not acknowledge that this dude was a radical Islamic terrorist.

    But let me be clear, I do not think that people should discriminate against Muslims or Arabs. I just think we need to take down Islam as an Ideology and grapple it into submission. We need a worldwide First Amendment to do that, one that is woven into every part of our public lives.
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    Wow... so get this.

    Apparently the Diversity Officer at OSU posted this after the terrorist attack:

    http://thelantern.com/2016/11/ohio-s...auses-tension/
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    Quote Originally Posted by UltraliteAngler View Post
    Wow... so get this.

    Apparently the Diversity Officer at OSU posted this after the terrorist attack:

    http://thelantern.com/2016/11/ohio-s...auses-tension/
    I am not seeing "diversity officer," but rather this:

    "a Facebook status allegedly posted Monday by Stephanie Clemons Thompson, the assistant director of residence life in the Office of Student Life University Housing at Ohio State."

    Where did you find out this was "the Diversity Officer at OSU"==an assistant director of residence life is a different job than diversity officer, no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LDAHL View Post
    We had active shooter training last month, which mainly consisted of a lecture and video. I now am supposed to keep my office door in the locked position so I can instantly slam it shut in an emergency. One more reason to work to get promoted out of the cubicle farm, I suppose.
    My most recent active shooter training involved practicing moving through a building with an armed escort force, under fire, while doing triage and trauma care on responders and civilian victims we came across. Learning how to set up redoubts in the "warm" zone to treat patients when evac to the "cold" zone isn't prudent. It sucks wearing body armor while carrying gear, by the way.

    Homeland Security just released a reasonably-good 5-6 minute video summing up the current run/hide/fight advice for people in these sorts of incidents.

    That said, a fellow with a car plowing down the sidewalk is outside the bounds of most of the "active shooter" advice and training. I suppose the triage tape in my kit will still be helpful. I don't usually carry a firearm that would stop a car reliably, even our deputies keep those things in their trunk and not immediately-at-hand.

    Now, if you take a deep breath and look at the statistics, odds are pretty low you'll ever run into this sort of thing, so there's no sense going through life being fearful.

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    Well, sometimes fear motivates us to be more prepared and on guard..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by CathyA View Post
    Well, sometimes fear motivates us to be more prepared and on guard..........
    Very true, Cathy, and we never think it will happen to us, so I imagine this would be a life-changing experience, for sure. I am just glad Ultralite is okay!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tybee View Post
    I am not seeing "diversity officer," but rather this:

    "a Facebook status allegedly posted Monday by Stephanie Clemons Thompson, the assistant director of residence life in the Office of Student Life University Housing at Ohio State."

    Where did you find out this was "the Diversity Officer at OSU"==an assistant director of residence life is a different job than diversity officer, no?
    I stand corrected. Diversity Officer was in a headline for another article covering this issue.
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