"The odds are overwhelmingly in your favor in terms of survival," Paine said.
That is what Officer Chris Paine with the Lubbock Police Department is teaching in his active shooter survival class.
"The nation is saying we need an answer to this," Paine said. "20,000 people now have said we have found the answer in this program."
That's right! Officer Paine said 20,000.
That is the number of people around Texas who have taken his class since it was started this past July.
"It' s a new idea for citizens to understand they can do certain things in order to help save themselves and other people," Paine said.
Recently their teachings were put to the test- when Christ the King Early Childhood Center encountered a shooter on their premises.
Teachers at the school took Paine's class just a few months before.
"The nation, we are not naive that these types of crimes exist in our nation and in our society people are already thirsty for the types of answers we are providing," Paine said.
Paine said his class is not prompting people to be vigilantes-but to show them how to handle a situation if it arises.
"Layout the options that are available to you," Paine said. "That are right there in front of you that maybe you just didn't think about before."
The Lubbock police department is providing the class for free-
Paine said he hopes to reach as many people as possible.
"The goal for me would be that all of society in this nation and throughout the world would attend some type of training like ours," Paine said.
If you would like to take the class with your business, school or church contact the Lubbock Police Department-Officer Jonathan Stewart at (806)775-2971.