The Virginia Beach Police Department had planned to hold active shooter survival training for civilians over the weekend. The class, which was planned long before Friday's shooting that killed 12 at the Municipal Center, was canceled following the attack.

The instruction would have included recognizing hostile situations, utilizing common items for defense and a "no-skills needed" maneuver to combat a gunman, WXYZ reports.

"Having to face an armed individual with bad intentions is every person's worst nightmare," the class description said. "You can't stop evil, you can only respond to it. The aggressor's actions are not your fault; failure to plan and failure to train, is."