Citizens in Bluffton are more prepared for an active shooter situation after an FBI workshop on Monday.
The FBI developed the workshop specifically for churches in South Carolina following the Emanuel AME Church shooting last year.
The event covered the characteristics of a gunman, how to react in an active shooter situation, how to support victims and families and what to expect from first responders.
Monday afternoon was about preparing for worst-case-scenarios and keeping church goers calm.
"You know, the goal is to maintain openness in houses of worships. We want them to be welcoming of strangers and we think by empowering them and educating them we can actually lower their fears and anxiety,” said Assistant Special Agent in Charge James Robert Brown, FBI.
Monday was the FBI's eighth event in South Carolina.