LP Research Resources January 22, 2018

EMTs are in class during latest school shooting

EMTs and students currently enrolled in paramedic training were thrust into a “first-hand experience” situation at the site of the latest school shootings. Lone Star Community College, part of the Lone Star College System, is a campus with over 10,000 students. According to a school spokesman, three people, including one gunman, were wounded in shooting that erupted after an altercation between two people.

When shots were heard accounts began to come in regarding the response by students. One student spoke of an EMT in her class who immediately jumped up, shut off the lights (to give the illusion of an empty classroom) and then barracked the door with a table.

EMT training student, Mark Zaragosa, said he had just come out of his EMT class when he saw two injured people and stopped to provide emergency medical services. Officers had not yet arrived, he said.

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