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Should You 'Run, Hide, Fight' When Gunfire Begins?

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Published on Aug 10, 2012

by Karen Zatkulak It's the moment no one wants to think about -- a mass shooting unfolding right in front of you. But a viral video not only shows the scary scene, but gives advice on what you should do in you're caught in the middle of the attack.Homeland Security produced the film called Run, Hide, and Fight. Half a million people have already watched it, including many members of law enforcement.CLICK HERE to watch the entire video (Graphic images some might find disturbing)We sat down with Tim Gobble. He's not only a former sheriff who also worked for the secret service, but he also served with members of Houston's police force who helped with the video. Three simple words of advice are the first thing you see, then the reason behind the warning begins to become clear. The video shows workers at desks, chatting and typing away. Then, suddenly, the suspect everyone fears sneaks in and opens fire.It's a video that seems all too real after recent events, with a message that now seems all too important. What to do if you're caught in a mass shooting.We watched the video with former sheriff and secret service agent Tim Gobble. He says it's something everyone needs to see. "My initial reaction was very well done, very well put together, and it passes along a pretty needed message."Gobble says the mantra to run, hide, then fight is not only the right advice, but the reminder everyone should have if they're someday trapped in the unthinkable. "One thing they teach you in law enforcement is that you react the way you've been trained, the same would go for civilians."Gobble stressed that if you can't run or hide, stopping the attacker is the next priority. "Every 15 seconds a person is killed once the shooting starts on average."He says while the message may seem menacing, it's meant to save lives. "I would say it's reality and something people need

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