Active Shooter

An Active Shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area; in most cases, active shooters use firearms(s) and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims.

Active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly. Typically, the immediate deployment of law enforcement is required to stop the shooting and mitigate harm to victims.

Because active shooter situations are often over within 10 to 15 minutes, before law enforcement arrives on the scene, individuals must be prepared both mentally and physically to deal with an active shooter situation.

 

Think it can’t happen to you…

Pulse Night Club (Orlando, Florida) – June 12, 2016
50 killed, 53 wounded

Inland Regional Center (San Bernardino, California) – December 2, 2015
16 killed, 19 wounded

Sandy Hook Elementary (Newtown, Connecticut) – December 14, 2012
27 killed, 2 wounded

Century 16 Movie Theater (Aurora, Colorado) – July 20, 2012
12 killed, 70 wounded

Fort Hood Army Base (Fort Hood, Texas) – November 5, 2009
13 killed, 30 wounded

Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, Virginia) – April 16, 2007
32 killed, 25 wounded

Columbine High School (Littleton, Colorado) – April 20, 1999
13 killed, 21 wounded

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