Church congregation learns gun violence safety measures

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on April 7, 2013 at 10:12 PM

Updated Sunday, Apr 7 at 11:51 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – The Newtown Elementary School shooting sparked debate about gun control in America. It’s also the reason behind a training workshop for church leaders held in Louisville Sunday.

About 70 participants attended the workshop at Louisville Presbyterian Seminary to learn how to keep a congregation safe when gun violence happens at church.

“The course is for church leaders that want to keep their buildings and their people safe,” church representative Jim Garrett said. “So they don’t have firearms, they aren’t firearms experts, but they want to make sure that people are safe when they come to their buildings.”

Participants learned how to deal with active shooter scenarios, security training policies and how to minister to a congregation after an act of violence happens.
 

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