Active Shooter


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.

Providing Personal Protection for Teachers with Wearable Devices

Providing Personal Protection for Teachers with Wearable Devices

In an ideal world, one touch would be all it takes for a teacher to alert school safety teams that they are in danger. However, the reality is that teachers often must be in a specific place to press a button or must remember a series of steps to activate an alert.

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.

Why Every Gunshot at a School Matters

Why Every Gunshot at a School Matters

A sniper in a fifth-story apartment fires 300 shots at a school just before dismissal. He had multiple automatic rifles and 1,000 rounds. Government reports wouldn’t consider this worst-case scenario attack to be a “mass shooting”—or even a “school shooting.” That’s a problem.

Suspect, 12, in Custody after Shooting at Oakland Middle School

National news reports that a student was shot at a middle school in East Oakland, Calif., on Monday, Aug. 28, and that a 12-year-old suspect has been taken into custody.

Uvalde School Board Fires Police Chief in Unanimous Vote

The Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District board has voted unanimously to fire Pete Arredondo, the police chief who helmed law enforcement’s response to the May 24 shooting at Robb Elementary School.

Report: Average Number of Gunfire on School Grounds Incidents Nearly Quadrupled During 2021-2022 School Year

As children go back to school for the new school year, Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, in collaboration with the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), today released a report detailing new data about the rise of gunfire on school grounds and solutions to prevent school shootings and keep students and educators safe.



Leveraging Surveillance

Leveraging Surveillance

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.

Play the Cards in Your Hand

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.

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