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Sunny snowstorm / what to do if a gunman visits your classroom
There's a sunny snowstorm outside. Like, with large visible, flakes, but also with sun.

Kinda pretty. And interesting. Fluffy wet snow, la~

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Also, on the note of the recent killings, our MILS202 teacher (army major or something, I don't remember) walked us through what we know of the killer's mindset and offered his suggests in the case that it ever happens here on campus. They sounded decently reasonable, so I'm going to repeat them here:

Assumptions:
-Killer does not plan on living. So he'll try to kill himself in the end. So presume irrational, lethal force. But he is still human, so normal attacks apply.
-Handguns are not accurate. There's 6 inches to sight down, which, from what he said, translates to a lot of inaccuracy, especially if the user isn't skilled. A shot from a handgun is unlikely to kill you immediately, unless it hits you in the head. Handguns will also have a tendency to shoot higher than intended.
-You will be within 30 feet of the killer. This translates to a pretty low chances of living for you.

So what you should do:
1) Duck for cover. Chances are, there's not too much cover, but it is MUCH harder to hit a target already on the ground.
2) Throw shit. Yes, that's what our teacher said: Throw shit. Anything you have, throw at him. Even if it doesn't hit him, it'll distract him.
3) Scream and charge at him with full intent to kill. Ideally, you'll be charging from the side. Your chances of getting killed are pretty high anyways, but with enough momentum, you'll still run him down even if shot, and you may survive and save other lives in the process. If possible, disarm him, but failing that, grab gun hand and knee the groin. Expect significant resistance - he wants to die.

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allandaros From: allandaros Date: February 18th, 2008 10:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
MILS? Are you in JROTC?

Also, those sound like very sensible things to do. Very much unlike the "Code Red" drills that MCPS had, which always pissed me off. A shotgun brought into the room, with all the kids huddled at the back, would be horrifying.
ibneko From: ibneko Date: February 18th, 2008 11:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nope, just taking it as a GPA booster and because it's supposed to be fun and interesting - last semester was MILS201, where we learned lock climbing and scaled the indoor rock climbing wall they have.

This semester is supposed to be navigation / shooting - they have some sort of virtual shooting system that we've been introduced to, but I haven't really had a chance to play with it much. :\

Edited at 2008-02-18 11:22 pm (UTC)
allandaros From: allandaros Date: February 19th, 2008 12:09 am (UTC) (Link)
That sounds pretty awesome! Keep us posted. :D
From: notebk24 Date: February 29th, 2008 01:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Handguns will also have a tendency to shoot higher than intended. --- I will keep that in mind. x] But all the same... doesn't that teach potential future killer how to properly kill people if that's what they want?

You will be within 30 feet of the killer. This translates to a pretty low chances of living for you.
---- that's so depressing. wow.

Duck for cover. Chances are, there's not too much cover, but it is MUCH harder to hit a target already on the ground.
--- uhhh isn't it easy to hit a larger surface area on the ground? or does he mean, squat or something? you could always... play dead too i guess?


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