The worst thing a potential victim can do in an active shooter situation is to freeze in position in a state of confusion or shock. Unfortunately, this is also the most likely response to sudden violence (even if just temporarily), so it’s vital to prepare people for this possibility, and get them thinking in advance about ways to recognize and fix this problem if it occurs. Forewarned is forearmed.
Students are taught how to be respectful, polite members of their communities. It’s about looking someone in the eye when you speak to her, holding the door for the person walking in behind you, and asking someone who’s standing alone at a party to dance.