The devastating mass shooting in Washington, D.C. Monday is rocking the country, a country that is all too familiar with mass shootings over the last years.
The number of shootings from movie theatres to schools have made mass shootings such a threat that Channel 4 Crime and Safety Analyst Ken Jefferson thinks employers need to be prepared for anything.
Jefferson told Channel 4 that employers should be prepping their employees to deal with a mass shooting event.
"If you are an employer, you need to be training people on an emergency evacuation plan like a fire drill,” said Jefferson.
Channel 4’s Scott Johnson and Jefferson walked through the Channel 4 newsroom Monday night, which is a pretty typical open office set up.
“Most cases he (the shooter) may come through office, start wreaking havoc on person after person and anybody close by. While this is going on, everybody’s scrambling around,” said Jefferson.
Jefferson said in the event of a mass shooting, people have three options.
“You have three options: run away, hide or fight,” said Jefferson.
Jefferson said fighting is an option in close quarters, but if you’re at a distance and you see someone with a gun, you need to consider something else.
“So if someone walks in, I spot that, I see that come in my office building. You see that or anyone pointing a gun, you yell ‘gun’ and run,” said Jefferson.
Jefferson said Monday’s shooting in D.C. illustrates another reason why, if people spend a lot of time somewhere and there is a dangerous situation, they should know their options to escape.