Active Shooter


Florida Teen Charged with Attempted Murder after Shooting at Officers

A 14-year-old boy in Florida has been charged with three counts of attempted murder after opening fire on deputies in Hardee County. The incident took place Nov. 26, in Wauchula, where the three deputies were sent to respond to a potential burglary.

Campuses Must Remain Vigilant During COVID

Campuses Must Remain Vigilant During COVID

It would seem that school and campus shootings would end with students schooling at home. That hasn’t been the case.

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Dallas College El Centro Police Officer Shot in Downtown Dallas

A Dallas College El Centro Campus police officer was shot in downtown Dallas Thursday evening.

University Hall at Ohio State University.

OSU Creates Safety Task Force After Shooting Death Near Campus

The task force was created in the wake of the shooting death of 23-year-old OSU student, Chase Meola on Oct. 11.

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Three Arrested After Target Practice Hits Nearby School Buildings

Police arrested three men after their target practice led to bullet holes at nearby middle and high school buildings in Ceres, California.

WIU Student Surrenders after Shooting on Campus

WIU Student Surrenders after Shooting on Campus

An 18-year-old Western Illinois University student accused of shooting another student in a campus dorm Tuesday night is in custody in Chicago, university officials confirmed in a Facebook post Wednesday afternoon.

Shooting Near Rutgers University Kills Two, Injures Six

Shooting Near Rutgers University Kills Two, Injures Six

Two people died and six others were injured in a shooting early Sunday morning blocks away from Rutgers University.

Former HPU Student Pleads Guilty to Firearm Possession

Former HPU Student Pleads Guilty to Firearm Possession

Paul Steber, a former High Point University student Paul Steber pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm on educational property. The university is located in North Carolina.



Identifying the Threats

There are few events more devastating and difficult to prevent than mass shootings. When the average length of an active shooter incident is twelve and a half minutes, but the average police response time is 18 minutes, every second matters in an active shooter situation.

Congress Approves $1 Million Study to Look at Mental Health Impacts of School Shooting Drills

U.S. Reps. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) and Stephanie Murphy (D-FL) spearheaded an effort to finance a study on the potential mental health effects of active shooter drills in K-12 schools

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