Penn State pubcasting produces video on tactics for reacting to gunmen on campus

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University licensee Penn State Public Broadcasting has produced a video advising Penn State students how to react if faced with a gunman on campus. The Daily Collegian says the pubcasters worked with psychologists and police officers before screening the project. It’s part of a course teaching the “Five Outs” – get out, call out, hide out, keep out and take out. In one scene, students fight back against a gunman, one using a backpack to knock him down. Penn State University Assistant Police Chief Tyrone Parham said that “take out” is a last resort, when no other options are left. “Remember, at this point, you may be literally fighting for your life,” Parham said. Two students were shot, one fatally, on the Penn State campus in 1996.

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