Church security teams learn about mass shootings

MANDAN, N.D. - After a gunman killed two people in a Texas church shooting last December, local church security groups wanted to know want they can do to protect their own congregation.

The seminar at Prairie Patriot Firearms Training opened up the discussion for churches to prepare for and avoid a mass shooter threat.

"What we've seen across the country and even here in Mandan with, you know, the 'local event' that happened, you know, last year...a person never knows. So it's just better to be prepared," said Delvin Doehm, from Open Door Baptist Church.

Josette Severson, the owner of Prairie Patriot, says they plan to hold monthly 'staged threat scenarios' for church security teams so they can continue education.