If you live somewhere that is prone to earthquake you've probably gone through the drill of "drop, cover, hold" teaching you to drop to the ground, cover yourself with a table or something sturdy, and then essentially just hold on for dear life.
While this tactic applies reasonably well for earthquakes, it may not work for other things you've been taught. Thanks to an insanely helpful twitter thread written by user "V" you can now learn real tips on how to deal with active shooters at your school. workplace, or even out in public.
She talks us through a lot of things she learned in training but probably the most important one: DON'T HIDE UNDER A TABLE.
Believe it or not, around 40,000 people were killed in shooting incidents in the USA alone. While that is an insane number of people to be harmed V did admit in an interview that is was possibly an exaggeration.
“It’s been a mixed response. Most folks were upset about the “likely” tweet,” she said. “In hindsight, saying “likely” was an exaggeration.”
V says the teaching helped her a lot in her job as a teacher. “I’m a science teacher. I absolutely love my job,” She said. “I feel safe at work but the training definitely gave me some solid steps to follow if I was ever in that kind of situation because, before the training, I would’ve gotten under the table.”