Mitigating loss is a primary objective of retailers everywhere. Historically, this has meant taking preventive actions against shrinkage, employee theft, and Organized Retail Crime (ORC). Today, retailers are confronted with a new threat as a rise in active shooter incidents has presented new challenges.
As of this writing, it’s been a little over a month since the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, that left 19 students and two teachers dead. It’s so late in the narrative that I feel like I don’t have anything new to add to the conversation. Little glimpses of the human side of the tragedy keep popping into my brain.
The most violent year to date for school shootings was 2021, with 193 people killed or wounded. Thus far this year, there have already been 145 victims. This is unacceptable and unconscionable.
With each campus, or mass shooting for that matter, Secret Holt feels the pain of the day her daughter, Bailey, was shot and killed at Marshal County High School in rural Kentucky. That tragedy was more than four years ago, and nerves are still raw.
A Texas House committee investigating the elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, released a preliminary report on Sunday.
Local news reports that several teenagers arrested in Donna, Texas, have admitted to planning a school shooting.
Local news reports that Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, recently partnered with multiple local police departments for active threat situation training.
National news reports that a felon wearing body armor was reported as an active shooter and sent a North Carolina community college into lockdown on Tuesday, June 7.
K–12 districts in Minnesota are reviewing products from SafeWood Designs, which manufactures bullet-resistant products—including doors, wall panels, hardware systems, furniture, and even whiteboards—for schools.
School administrators, public officials, and law enforcement need to act immediately to prevent the recent tragedy in Uvalde from happening again in our schools.