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.
School officials have identified the victim as Lauren McClusky.
The database records any time a gun has gone off in or around a school campus, including incidents of suicide. The data is also searchable by 16 different categories.
An Anchorage elementary school relied on their emergency training following a shooting on campus.
EVERWhite is breaking into the campus security space with its new product, MOBILEGuard.
The conclusion of the last academic year likely is not one college safety and administrative officials will add to an industry honor roll anytime soon.