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Training session will show educators how to defend themselves, students

An Inland gun training facility will host a simulated event in which teachers and school administrators will be shown how to use handguns and engage in other self-defense tactics.

Artemis Defense Institute in Lake Forest is scheduled to host the one-day seminar, which is free, on Jan. 11, according to a statement.

Participants will be taught how to protect themselves and their students in several worst-case scenarios, including a school shooting. Besides firearms training, attendees will be shown how to defend themselves with items common to most classrooms, according to the statement.

The goal is to prevent tragedies like Sandy Hook, the December 2012 shooting in Newtown, Conn. that took the lives of 20 elementary school students and six school administrators, said Steven Lieberman, owner of Artemis Defense Institute.

“Mass shootings have become a growing trend in the past decade and, unfortunately, remain a potential threat to our children and school staff,” Lieberman said in the statement. “The training most teachers receive teaches them how to be shot last, not how to survive.”

Artemis Defense Institute has one of the most advanced force-simulators in Southern California, including three virtual shooting simulators, used by law enforcement. It’s the only entity of its kind in the United States that makes its training facilities available to the public, according to the statement.

For more information about the self-defense seminar please call (909) 680-4011.

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