“There is no perfect solution,” Mussini said. “However, what we can do is be prepared to respond and act.”
In an hourlong training session, Mussini taught residents from around Baltimore County how to do just that. The police officer told the audience that in a mass shooting, avoiding the incident or keeping the shooter out of the room are the best scenarios. But if audience members encounter a shooter, they should act, Mussini said. In other words, fight or flight, but never freeze.