“These kids get together and they’ll start with a small group of kids and they’ll begin to do what they call wilding â€¦ or raging,â€ Previtera said. â€œWhat they do is they start to run. And the small group will start to run and everyone will join them and pretty quickly it becomes a stampede.â€
So, you’re a parent who’s taken your kid to the fair because it’s Fair Day. Now, you’re dealing with a mob. What’s your plan? How are you and your child or dependent going to escape or evade?
Add this scenario to plan for when out in crowds. Locate your exits and have a plan. One of the best pieces of advice when dealing with getting kids to safety was to grab them by the hair. They will follow where you direct them.