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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A shooting at a multi-school campus in Oakland, Calif., left six people wounded on Wednesday, Sept. 28, according to national news. Initial reports say that the wounded include two students and four staff members.
A shooting outside a Philadelphia high school left one 14-year-old student dead and four others injured on the afternoon of Tuesday, Sept. 27, according to national news.
The Associated Press reports that a school shooting in central Russia on Monday, Sept. 26, killed 15 people, wounded 24 more, and ended with the gunman killing himself, according to authorities. The shooting occurred at School No. 88 in Izhevsk, in the Udmurtia region about 600 miles east of Moscow.
Vassar Public Schools in Vassar, Mich., recently selected an AI-based gun detection platform in an effort to prevent and mitigate active shooter events, according to a news release.
Over the past few years, there has been a significant increase in mass shootings—from schools to workplaces to public spaces, and communal facilities such as houses of worship, community commons, park settings, and shopping centers.