WASTE: Exclusive: Homeland Security’s shooting-spree safety video featuring scissors-as-defense-weapons was part of $6.7M contract

A goofy instructional video by the Department of Homeland Security that suggested people confronted by crazed gunmen should defend themselves with scissors was part of a $6.7 million consulting contract, The Post has learned.

The video — which offers advice for “active shooter” situations and includes scenes of workers scampering under desks, crouching in corners and fleeing into closets — raised eyebrows when it was posted on the DHS Web site in January, a month after the Newtown school shooting.

The bill for the video, titled “Options for Consideration,” is as puzzling as its bizarre advice.

The change order for the contract included $12,790 for actors and film crew, $1,840 for sound effects and music, and $1,215 to rent lights and camera equipment.

The DHS did not address questions about the contract.



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