According to data from the US Naval Postgraduate School’s K-12 school shooting database, there were 94 incidents of gun violence in schools this year.
"The intention isn't to create a simulation so real that it traumatizes the students, but rather to empower them to understand that in a crisis that they have choices that they can make,” Leigh said.
The suspect died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, and no other students were hurt, according to Indiana State Police. Law enforcement arrived on the scene quickly because they had received a tip about a possible threat before the shooting.
Parents and students have criticized an Orlando-area school following a "Code Red" drill that created unnecessary chaos.
“Point of View” takes place during a regular high school day, showing the events through the eyes of a school shooter. The shooter is silent, ignored and bullied by turns before finally bursting into a school auditorium with a gun and yelling “Look at me!” while his peers recoil in fear.
Since 2013, there have been more than 300 education-campus related gunfire incidents in the U.S.—an average of about one per week. With an increase in hostile events, gunfire incidents and other security breaches have prompted parents and administrators to examine and improve campus security.
"They have enough mass to cause injury, small enough to be thrown, (are) portable and they're not considered a weapon," Oakland University Police Chief Mark Gordon told CNN.
“That’s the message in this video,” said Becky Garcia, ASU Police crime prevention officer. “The messaging is not to scare people but to share the options, so that way we can all have the mindset and know the options, and have that survival mindset no matter where we are.”
Because classes had not yet begun, the hallways were still crowded with people. The campus immediately went into lockdown and remained in lockdown for about two hours, according to the police.