A primer for the unthinkable

RALEIGH, N.C. — It’s a scenario no one wants to experience, but there are ways to be prepared for an active shooter situation, and it’s important to know how to safely and properly react if you find yourself in such an event.

To learn more about how to react and respond if you hear gunshots in public, The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C., talked with Mike Clumpner, an expert on active shooter situations and the president of Threat Suppression Inc., a Charlotte-based public safety training and consulting organization with clients that include the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill.