Active Resistance Training

Simulating an active shooter in a hallway.
Beth Saboe

An unsettling but important training session was recently held in Missoula. Participants were confronted with an immediate crisis: what would they do if someone walked into their workplace or classroom, pulled out a firearm, and opened fire?

UM Police Preaching 'Run, Lock, Fight' In Case of Active Shooter
File photo (PD)

University of Montana Assistant Police Chief Ben Gladwin says if someone holds you at gunpoint and demands money or jewelry, it’s always best to just give them what they want.

Paxon Elementary School in Missoula
Missoula County Public Schools

It'll sound like something terrible is happening inside a Missoula elementary school tomorrow, June 13th, but rest assured; it's all staged and meant to train teachers and staff for a worst-case scenario.
     Missoula County Public Schools continues the district's Active Resistance Training from 8:00 a-m to 5:00 p-m at Paxson Elementary on the corner of Higgins and Evans Avenues.