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Strategies have changed since Columbine

February 4, 2014Leah Hoenen

BRUNSWICK, Maine—In the years since the 1999 Columbine High School massacre, the tactical response to active shooters has “done a 180.” When shots ring out, first responders are now trained to act immediately as opposed to waiting for backup.“The active shooter [situation] used to be that you'd hold and wait. Now, it's becoming that you go in and do a quick triage and minimize the threat and get things taken care of more rapidly,” said Bill Guindon, director of the Maine...

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