Don’t let your child’s life depend on a schoolteacher or a private security guard that may or may not try to stop an active shooter attack. Sadly, we live in a time when every child, from kindergarten to university level, needs some age appropriate combat training that today’s soldiers receive to survive a battlefield environment. After all, an active shooter is using weaponry and tactics used on the battlefield, and many schools lately have turned into just that – a mini war zone.
Jim Wagner (former corrections officer, police officer, SWAT officer, bodyguard, federal agent fighting the Global War on Terrorism, Military Police soldier, Security Forces supervisor in charge of protecting an entire military base, team leader of a military Special Response Team, and self-defense and tactical instructor for three decades) has been training police agencies and military units around the world on how to engage active shooters on school grounds since 1999, right after the school massacre that started it all – Columbine High School in Colorado. A few years later he began to train school administrators and teachers, but unfortunately very few schools in the United States support tactical survival training for their staff, and most definitely not for the children. Most schools rely on fences, security gates, locked doors, alarm systems, and huddling in a corner while waiting for the police. However, there are different phases of an active shooter attack, and therefore different techniques and tactics are required that children can do in order to survive, and they are easy to learn, and easy to remember. Jim Wagner was the first instructor to teach them how to do it years ago, which is well documented through many published articles and books.
Jim Wagner is also a former D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) police officer taught by the Los Angeles Police Department. D.A.R.E. is an international program that has police officers go into public and private schools to teach young children about safety, and the older kids how to resist peer pressure, smoking, alcohol, drugs, and joining a gang. As such, Jim Wagner has worked with children at every age level, and he uses this experience, along with his extensive law enforcement and military experience, to teach children how to survive a school shooting.
Duration: 1-hour (for children of all ages supervised by parents/guardians)
Time: Morning session, afternoon session, or evening session
Day: Any day Monday through Saturday
Price: Flat fee of $60.00 in Los Angeles and Orange County
The price includes instructions for both the parents/guardians and the child (or children) because it’s all about teamwork in order to be safe, an outline, and training certificates
Content: This learn-by-seeing (demonstrations), learn-by-doing (hands-on), or a combination of both training methods, it’s your choice as to which style you prefer, is age appropriate training that teaches a child how to survive the various phases of a school shooting.
Course capacity: Maximum 1 family (two parents/guardians and up to 6 children)
Note: A 1-hour course will teach a child (kindergarten to high school) the basics of surviving a school shooting. However, 2 hours of instructions (back to back or spaced out) is recommended for the optimal amount of time for high school aged children to learn everything they need to know to survive this horrific event.
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