Active Shooter


Shooting at Des Moines Charter School Leaves Two Students Dead

National news reports that two students were shot and killed at a Des Moines, Iowa, charter school on Monday afternoon.

Shooting on City Bus Injures Two Elementary-School Students, One Adult

A gunman’s assault on a Washington, D.C., city bus on Wednesday left three people injured, including two elementary-school-aged children travelling home from school, according to national news.

Mother of Uvalde Shooter Arrested in Domestic Violence Dispute

National news reports that the mother of the Uvalde, Texas, school shooter was arrested and faces accusations of threatening to kill the man she was living with.

Shooting at Va. Elementary School Injures One Teacher

A teacher at an elementary school in Newport News, Va., was shot on Friday, according to national news. She was transported to a local hospital, and the severity of her injuries has not yet been released.

Uvalde School District Fails Security Audit

National news reports that the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District in Uvalde, Texas, recently failed a surprise security audit after an undercover inspector posing as a potential intruder gained access to a school cafeteria.

CAMPUS COMMENTARY

The Importance of Mental Health

I recently participated in a panel discussion on the topic of active shooters for the Campus Security & Life Safety Virtual Summit. The tail end of the conversation turned to role of mental health and related resources in preventing further incidents from occurring. Being a teenager is tough enough as it is—we’ve all been there.

University of Virginia

Shooting at University of Virginia Leaves 3 Dead, 2 Injured

National news reports that a shooting at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va., left three university football players dead and two more individuals wounded on Sunday night. Suspect Chris Darnell Jones, 22, has been taken into custody.

Shooting at St. Louis High School Leaves 3 Dead, Including Gunman

A shooting at a high school in St. Louis, Mo., left three dead—including the gunman—and multiple injured on Monday, Oct. 24, according to national news. NBC reports that shortly after 9 a.m. local time, a shooter entered Central Visual and Performing Arts High School armed with a long gun and almost a dozen high-capacity magazines.



Uvalde Teacher Says She Was “Scapegoat” in Providing Shooter Access to Building

A teacher from Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, recently spoke to ABC News about her experience during the May 24 shooting that left 19 students and two adults dead.

Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School

Jury in Parkland Shooting Trial Recommends Life in Prison

The jury in the trial of Nikolas Cruz, who has pled guilty to killing 17 people and wounding 17 more at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., in 2018, has recommended a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole, according to national news.

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