TAPD educations public on active shooter prevention

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In the first six months of this year, Texarkana, Arkansas Police said they worked eleven threats in city schools.  Four resulted in criminal charges.

Tuesday, the department talked to the public about spotting the warning signs in kids when it comes to potential active shooter situations.

Experts call bulling an epidemic.  They add that bullying is the main stressor for today’s children.  Police urge parents to talk to their kids and stay involved in what’s going on in their lives.  Officer Rick Cockrell said, “When you start seeing drastic changes whether it be they’re not brushing their teeth, they’re not taking care of themselves, they’re not showering or they start to isolate themselves, something is going on in their life.”

Experts urge people that if they see something to say something and get help.  

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