Marietta cops plan class on how to survive mass shootings

A day after a mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif. left 14 dead and more wounded, the Marietta Police Department sent a reminder about a seminar,"Citizen Response to Active Shooter Events," to be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Marietta Performance Art Center at the Marietta High School, 1171 Whitlock Ave.

Credit: Jennifer Brett

Credit: Jennifer Brett

"Attendees will receive instruction about how to prepare for and respond to being trapped inside a building during an active shooter event," organizers said. "There are several simple steps that those can take to assist law enforcement response and limit the number of potential victims accessible to the shooter."

The event had already been planned but the Wednesday shootings underscored the topic. The department warns that discretion is advised: "This presentation includes some videos and audio recordings from actual events that even while edited, may be difficult for some people to watch or hear."

Anyone can attend and admission is free. RSVP by emailing Officer Wallace at