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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Recent Tragedies Inspire Shooting Survival Video

WARNING: Some viewers may find this video disturbing.

As the summer winds down, universities are gearing up for their annual fall move-ins. But recent mass shootings, at a movie theater in Colorado and a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, have these schools thinking serious about security.

These very concerns inspired the head of Boston University’s police force to tweet about a detailed, some would say disturbing, security video to more then 1,200 Twitter followers. The video was produced by the Houston, Tex. Mayor’s Office with a grant from the Department of Homeland Security, and is meant as a survival guide in the event of an active shooter.

In the video, office workers face the onslaught of a gunman. Some characters die, but others use the movie narrator’s advice to stay alive: run, hide or fight.

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