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Piggott church takes part in active shooter training

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PIGGOTT, AR (KAIT) -

Church members learned what to do in case of an active shooter on Sunday at the First United Methodist Church in Piggott. 

The people who attended not only learned how to handle an active shooter situation, but also terrorist attacks, bombings, and fires.   

Tim Holland, coordinator of the event, said that shootings happen in churches more often than people think.

He said most of the time, these incidents are not reported. 

“As these incidents increase with severity--such as active shooters, terrorist situations, bombings, these types of things--churches are becoming more aware they are a very good target and need to take some precautions to lessen their target,” Holland said.

Members were able to take part in mock attacks after lectures from special guests. 

The lectures included topics such as the psychology of active shooters and how to react in specific situations.

This was the second day of a two-day event that hosted not only members of the First United Methodist Church in Piggott, but also churches from Memphis and Missouri. 

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