A former Israeli Special Forces soldier has offered to help.

He’s taught soldiers, police, school administrators, teachers and regular people how to take away someone’s weapon. He says his lessons should only be used as a civilian’s last resort.

BK Blankchtein is highly trained.

“While in Israel served in the military, obviously,” he said.

With four years on Special Forces, he says civilians can be trained to disarm a gunman.

“We tell teachers when we teach them active shooter response that engaging an armed suspect is not the best idea. It’s totally a last resort, either that or die situation,” Blankchtein said.

After seeing what happened at Sandy Hook, 20 teachers and administrators from the area received training this past weekend at GBMC.

Source: Mike Schuh for CBS Baltimore WJZ

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