Active Shooter


CAMPUS COMMENTARY

The Importance of Mental Health

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.

University of Virginia

Shooting at University of Virginia Leaves 3 Dead, 2 Injured

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.

Shooting at St. Louis High School Leaves 3 Dead, Including Gunman

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.

Uvalde Teacher Says She Was “Scapegoat” in Providing Shooter Access to Building

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.

Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School

Jury in Parkland Shooting Trial Recommends Life in Prison

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.

Six Injured in California School Shooting

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.

Shooting at Pennsylvania High School Kills One, Injures Four

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.

School Shooting in Russia Leaves 15 Dead, 24 Wounded

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.



Michigan K–12 District Selects AI-Based Gun Detection Security Platform

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.

Re-Envisioning a Technological System of Response to Mass Shooting Events

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.

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