Harris County Constable Precinct 5 to Host Free Active Shooter Response Training for Cypress Residents at Weekley Community Center
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Harris County Constable Precinct 5 to Host Free Active Shooter Response Training for Cypress Residents at Weekley Community Center

June 10 2024

Across the United States, active shooter situations have become an alarming and grim reality. In 2022 alone, the FBI designated 50 shootings as active shooter incidents, resulting in 313 casualties, including 100 deaths and 213 wounded. These incidents spanned various locations from educational facilities to houses of worship.

In such unpredictable circumstances, it becomes of utmost importance for citizens to know how to react and protect oneself and the ones around you. For years, training provided by Ted Heap, Harris County Constable Precinct 5 and his deputies has equipped businesses, churches, schools, and individuals with survival strategies to protect themselves during active shooter events. Now, they are extending this insight once again to civilians in the Cypress community.

On Tuesday, June 11, 2024, the Precinct 5 Constable's Office will be hosting a free class titled "Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events" from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Weekley Community Center on 8440 Greenhouse Road in Cypress. This training equips both adults and teens with the practical knowledge to respond appropriately in active shooter situations. With shooters ranging in age from 15 to 70 years old, and incidents even involving confrontations where law enforcement officers engaged in gunfire, this training is critical for everyone.

According to the FBI, shooters in 2022 incidents used a range of deadly weapons, including handguns, rifles, shotguns, and some unidentified firearms. Some even wore body armor and used destructive devices. Learning how to respond in such varying scenarios could be the difference between life and death. Don't let cost be an obstacle: this training comes free of charge and brings the much-needed collective effort towards creating safer communities across America.

Now is the time to be proactive rather than reactive. You don't need to be helpless in the face of danger. Equip yourself with survival knowledge. It could save the life you value most - yours or a loved one's.

By Tiffany Krenek, My Neighborhood News 
Tiffany Krenek, authorTiffany Krenek has been on the My Neighborhood News team since August 2021. She is passionate about curating and sharing content that enriches the lives of our readers in a personal, meaningful way. A loving mother and wife, Tiffany and her family live in the West Houston/Cypress region.

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