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How to stay safe in a mass shooting, and overcome the fear they create

By Shayna Jacobs

21 Nov 2022 · 5 min read

Editor's Note

In the US, recent mass killings have re-sparked the gun violence debate. The Post speaks to experts about the steps you should take to try to keep safe, if you find yourself in such a situation.

Recent mass killings in Highland Park, Ill.; Uvalde, Tex.; and Buffalo have proved that such violence -- while rare -- is growing more common, and can happen anywhere, any time.

Even for those not caught in the crossfire, hearing about such shootings can be deeply frightening.

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