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Quick thinking saved lives in Oikos University shooting

Oakland Police Continue To Examine The Scene Of Deadly Shooting That Killed Seven

Last Monday morning a former nursing student of Oikos University walked into the school and shot ten people killing seven and wounding three.

Witnesses said the gunman entered a reception area of the college at mid-morning and opened fire before walking into one of two classes in session and spraying the room with bullets.

Paul Singh, whose sister was one of three wounded, told Reuters that the shooter instructed students: “Get in line and I’m going to kill you all.”

Many of the students looked at him and thought he was kidding. He started shooting moments later.

The shooter, 43-year-old One Goh of Oakland, a Korean native and naturalized U.S. citizen had already shot 9 students and one school employee. The employee and six students died from their wounds.

Authorities said most of those killed and wounded had been in a classroom near the school’s entrance, while one was shot in an administrative office.

You are taking class in another room when you hear what sounds like gunshots nearby. What do you do now? Read more.

Ed Kress
For over 40 years Ed Kress has been an instructor and student at the Degerberg Academy of Martial Arts, named "Best Overall Martial Arts School” worldwide by Black Belt Magazine. Master Fred Degerberg awarded Ed his 7th degree Black Belt in 2015. Growing up on Chicago’s Southside, Ed learned early in life to pay attention to his surroundings in order to avoid potentially dangerous people and situations. With the help of local law enforcement officers and directors of campus security, Ed developed a program focused on personal safety on the streets, and as it relates to the high school and college experience. Ed has trained thousands of adult men and women as well as high school and college students to improve their personal and situational awareness and, when necessary, how to physically defend themselves using their brains and a wide variety of martial arts techniques.

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