By Tim Kowols
The deadliest mass shooting in modern United States history is providing the background for tough discussions occurring across the country, including Door and Kewaunee Counties. During a country music festival Sunday night in Las Vegas, a gunman killed over 50 people and wounded more than 400 people from the 32nd floor of a nearby hotel. Lieutenant Bob Lauder from the Door County Sheriff’s Department says no matter how much you train for an active shooter situation, no one is ever going to be 100 percent prepared.
Kewaunee County Behavioral Health Manager Sue Norton hopes survivors of the mass shooting go through some kind of critical incident debriefing and realize they are not alone.
Norton suggests parents keep an open discussion with their children about what they have heard and see how they perceive the event without going into the grisly details.