Businesses, residents learn to prepare for the worst in active-shooter training

A man pointed a fake gun at a group of people to help Frederick County businesses and organizations prepare for and react to a workplace nightmare: a shooter.

About 20 people from local organizations attended the active-shooter response training Wednesday morning at the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce, practicing skills they learned in 2½ hours during two shooting scenarios earlier in the day.

Scott Zimmerman, a police officer in Montgomery County and president and CEO of the Rockville security consulting company K17 Security, led the group through the first scenario. He instructed participants to use their previous knowledge of how to act during a shooting: Remain quiet, take shelter and stay in place.


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