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Active shooter training in Ybor City draws dozens of workers

Active shooter training in Ybor City draws dozens of workers

  • TAMPA, Fla/ — Two days after the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, dozens of business owners and workers in Ybor City were getting advice from Tampa police on how to survive an active shooter situation.
  • Mills heard there was a police presentation on active shooter survival taking place and couldn’t sign up fast enough.
  • It’s understandable why business owners and workers in Ybor City would be concerned about an active shooter situation.
  • Officer Sean Mahabir, who does more than 100 of the presentations every year, says he’s spoken in front of about 4,000 people this year alone.
  • “When we look at the active shooter situations that have happened, in 2000 there were six annual active shooter situations in the last seven years.

The class was scheduled weeks ago, but several signed up in the past two days

TAMPA, Fla/ — Two days after the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, dozens of business owners and workers in Ybor City were getting advice from Tampa police on how to survive an active shooter situation.

The training event at the HCC Ybor Campus had actually been planned for weeks, but many in attendance say the timing could not have been more relevant.

“After what happened yesterday, I thought that it might be a good idea,” said Beverly Mills, who works at a bar in Ybor City.

Mills heard there was a police presentation on active shooter survival taking place and couldn’t sign up fast enough.

“Because I was wondering what I would do in that kind of situation if there was a shooter or something happened like, how I would react. If I would know what to do,” said Mills.

About 50 local business people showed up for what could be life-saving advice and training.

“Oh, it brings it back up to the surface,” said Bo Smith with Yacht Starship. “We really elevated our security policies and procedures after the event last June in Orlando.”

It’s understandable why business owners and workers in Ybor City would be concerned about an active shooter situation. At times the streets are packed with people — not just…

Active shooter training in Ybor City draws dozens of workers