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WARNING: THIS LESSON CONTAINS REFERENCES SOME VIEWERS MAY FIND DISTRESSING. These include references to terrorism, violence, weapons, and suicide. If you need support at any time, please contact a colleague, manager, or find a phone or online helpline near you. 

Every violent crime has what we call a ‘planning cycle’, with observable stages. Learning about these stages can help us identify or potentially prevent a violent attack. In this lesson, Todd McGhee talks through what ‘active shooter’ really means, and how to identify and prevent violent acts while they are still in the planning cycle.

What you'll learn in the Violent extremism planning stages lesson

  • The term ‘active shooter’
  • Understand the planning stages in context of extreme violence

Who the Active shooter preparedness course is for

This online course is aimed at front of house and operations employees.


Todd McGhee

Todd McGhee is an international speaker on counter-terrorism and violent extremism.

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