In case you missed it, The Washington Post reported this week that one of the hottest trends in back-to-school supplies this year is ballistics-proof merchandise. As in, bullet-proof backpacks, 3-ring binders, and clipboards. Yes, it's shocking and a bit demoralizing to imagine we've reached this
Over the past decade, there have been more than 180 school shootings with combined populations of more than 200,000 students. The shootings left 177 dead, 242 injured, and untold others struggling with the psychological aftermath. What is particularly troublesome to authorities is the recent uptick
Many of the nation's senior citizens, already at an elevated risk of violent or property crimes due to their advanced age, are also finding themselves being victimized while in the care of many senior care facilities. The culprit? These organization's often-lax or non-existent security standards.
Houses of worship are increasingly making the news as targets of active shooters, arson, vandalism, and theft. As a result, a growing number of congregants are seeing their places of worship as houses of fear rather than worship. And security experts suggest that threats to
The United States is in the midst of a significant uptick in active shooter events which, despite a slight drop in 2018, is still at historically high levels. More troublesome are the number of people killed during these shootings, which climbed from 214 in 2016
The threat of active shooters - defined by the FBI and other law enforcement agencies as an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area - has grown explosively over the past few years, placing new pressures