Detroit teachers learn to deal with threats in the classroom

DETROIT (WXYZ) - New times require new safety measures. 

Dozens of Detroit teachers went through specialized training to learn how to deal with someone entering their school with a gun, knife or other weapon. 

Dale Brown owns Threat Management Group, the agency that put on the seminar. He says he is strongly opposed to putting guns into the hands of teachers and school administrators. 

That was one controversial proposal from the National Rifle Association after the school shooting in Connecticut.

Brown teaches non-violent methods of self defense including how immediately recognize the threat, take quick control of the situation and save lives. 

The training is physical, hands-on and psychological. 

Brown also recommends schools take steps to better screen outsiders, as well as physically change their buildings, so intruders can't easily get inside.

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