Self defense: More than 100 attend de-escalation class


A class for public employees on how to defuse potentially violent situations attracted more  than 100 people Wednesday.
The discussions included negotiation and de-escalation training. The session ended with trainng on self defense against violent threats.
Laclede County Office of Emergency Management Director Randy Rowe presented tips on items that can be used as weapons when there is a threat.  People taking the class were also given the chance to practice some of the moves shown.
The de-escalation training session took place Wednesday at LifePoint Church and was presented by Laclede County. Participants included county employees and others who work with the public.

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