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Montezuma-Cortez school district to host safety class for young women Wednesday

The safety course is tailored toward young women, and is being taught by counterterrorism and safety instructor Eric Combs. (Sam Green/The Journal)
Seminar provides safety tips for women heading to college, military or the workforce

On Wednesday, March 27 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Montezuma-Cortez High School auditorium, the Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 school district will host a common sense and safety course for young women who are preparing to head to college, enlist in the military or begin their jobs in the workforce.

This free safety course will be presented by retired U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Eric Combs, a counterterrorism and safety instructor.

According to the district, Combs has 20 years of experience in counterterrorism and hostage rescue training and military operations. He is an instructor for the Department of Homeland Security, FEMA and the Center for Teacher Effectiveness.

The two-hourlong seminar will be on the “methods and information concerning personal safety developed specifically with young women in mind who are entering the workforce, military and college.”

Parents and guardians are welcome to attend with their students.

The seminar will cover safety in public spaces, digital safety, dorm and apartment safety, traveling safety – covering transportation on planes, cars, buses, subways – and public events with a question and answer time to follow.