• In this Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 photo, Westerville police chief Joe Morbitzer welcomes community members to a first-ever class about reacting to and surviving an active shooter, while speaking in Westerville, Ohio. Morbitzer says people today understand threats are real and could happen where they live. (AP Photo/Andrew Welsh-Huggins)

    Americans are packing classes in how to survive a shooting

    WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Study your surroundings. Find exits. Identify makeshift weapons. Americans are gleaning those tips and others as they pack classes on how to react to and survive a shooting.