The controversial 'Run, Hide, Fight' response in active shootings

Why has this method come under scrutiny for its use in mass casualty events?

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During a mass shooting at Michigan State University, students on campus were sent a text message telling them to "Run, Hide, Fight." But some opponents have argued this potentially life-saving tactic is simply ineffective. Here's everything you need to know:

What is the 'Run, Hide, Fight' method?

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