A mass shooting at a Russian school has left at least nine dead and 20 injured. At School No. 175 in Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia, about 500 miles east of Moscow, a gunman opened fire on Tuesday morning before being taken into police custody.
Three people were injured and a suspect was taken into custody on Thursday morning following an active-shooter event at Rigby Middle School in Rigby, Idaho.
Plymouth Middle School, located in Plymouth, Minn., went into lockdown and a student was taken into police custody on Monday morning following reports of shots fired inside the school. No injuries were reported, and all students have been confirmed safe by Robbinsdale Area Schools.
The Kansas Senate recently passed a bill that would promote firearm education and safety training among K-12 students in the state. The bill would require the Kansas State Board of Education to develop a curriculum for a gun safety education program. Individual districts and school boards would have the choice to adopt the program in local schools.
On Monday, April 12, a student was killed after authorities say he opened fire on police inside Austin-East Magnet High School in Knoxville, Tenn.
On Wednesday, March 10, the Northeastern Illinois University campus in Chicago, Ill., was locked down after what police called a “shootout” took place in a campus parking lot. There were no reported injuries.
A police officer was shot and killed following a confrontation at a high school basketball game on Friday, Feb. 26, in New Orleans, La.
As schools reopen this fall, districts not only have to navigate the challenges of COVID-19, but also have to resume regular emergency drills, including active assailant response trainings.
- By Dr. Brooke Miller Gialopsos, Dr. Cheryl Lero Jonson, Dr. Melissa M. Moon
Destiny Danielle Washington, a 20-year-old nursing student, was fatally shot on Thursday night on the University of Alabama-Birmingham campus.
While student safety is often revered as a top priority, it is not uncommon for incident response protocols to be overlooked until a situation that warrants action occurs.