BROWARD (CBSMiami) – In an effort to save lives in the event of a mass shooting, the Broward Sheriff’s Office is planning to deliver bleeding control kits to Broward schools by November.

At a press conference Thursday, Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony said victims of active shooters often die more often from excessive bleeding rather than the injury itself.

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“We can mitigate even further loss of life, if we would strategically place bleeding control stations or kits in large populous environments such as a cafeteria, or maybe in the movies, or, in this particular case, in our schools,” he said.

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Each kit contains bleeding control dressing, compressed gauzes and other items with instructions on how to aid a trauma victim.

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BSO has purchased more than 8,000 kits and is planning to purchase 6,000 more, which would be enough for every public and charter school in the county.