Great Plains to conduct active-shooter training Dec. 3


The recent, tragic shootings at a Baptist church in Texas, where a gunman killed 25 people and an unborn child, as well as wounded another 27, has brought awareness of violence in houses of worship.

The Rev. Hollie Tapley, disaster response coordinator for the Great Plains Conference, will conduct training on how to deal with an active-shooter situation at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, 1550 N. Chapel Hill Drive, Wichita.

The training will be livestreamed through Chapel Hill’s website. The training is free, but advanced registration is requested.

Scheduled for two hours, the training will include information on concealed-carry laws in Kansas and Nebraska. Tapley has invited conference lawyers from both states to be a part of the session.
Tapley said she will talk about common-sense approaches to tense situations.

“There’s no one particular response,” she said. “A lot of it is talking about situational awareness.”

For more information, contact Tapley at, or 316-684-0266.

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