IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Idaho Falls Police Chief Bryce Johnson is encouraging parents to teach their children what to do if a shooter ever come to their school.
He's suggesting the concept: Run. Hide. Fight.
Johnson explained, "I sat down with my daughter and talked specifically about school shootings. You know, 'What are you going to do?' The first thing you do is you get yourself away. Run away from there. Get as many people away as you can. If you can't do that, hide. Make sure you hide where they are never going to find you. If they do find you, you don't keep hiding, you fight with everything you've got because their purpose there is to kill as many people as possible."
Johnson also encouraged the public, in general, to avoid spreading information that may not be correct. He said that information can have a significant impact on the community. "We hope that people will call police to verify a threat rather than posting it on social media, which becomes an additional problem."