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  •  And some light reading explaining further.... (3+ / 0-)
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    ER Doc, Tom Seaview, OMwordTHRUdaFOG

    on why you are wrong:

    www.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?AD=ADA562724

    The abstract:

    The average duration of Active Shooter incidents in Institutions of Higher Education within the United States is 12.5 minutes. In contrast, the average response time of campus and local law enforcement to these incidents is 18 minutes. In the majority of Active Shooter incidents affecting U.S. IHEs, the emergency response time greatly exceeds the incident duration and affords law enforcement authorities no opportunity to interdict the shooter or prevent further casualties. This stark contrast between response requirements and response capability produces a considerable delta of dead, injured or potential victims and provides the unfortunate motivation for this project. The primary focus of this project is aimed at reducing the Rate of Kill of Active Shooters in U.S. IHEs. This thesis contains 14 case studies that examine lethal Active Shooter incidents that occurred in U.S. IHEs, as well as the Oslo and Utoya Island Active Shooter event that occurred in Norway. Data analysis on each of these incidents revealed facility composition as a critical vulnerability common to all of these incidents. Accordingly, the recommendations included in this thesis suggest a practical implementation of facility upgrades capable of mitigating the deadly effects of Active Shooters.
    The applicable quote for part of the mitigation equation, pg. 133:
    Lastly, potential victims are encouraged to prepare to defend themselves against the gunman with improvised weaponry in the event the gunman is able to bypass their defensive measures and enter their room. The A.D.D. response for potential victims is also endorsed by the Department of Homeland Security as a best practice for improving survivability of potential victims in Active Shooter scenarios.235 We also endorse this methodology for victim actions in Active Shooter incidents and recommend that this program of instruction be implemented and taught during student orientation in U.S. IHEs. As discussed in the second hypothesis and throughout all of the supporting case studies of this work, without a Victim Initiated Mitigation system, even the best-trained police response coupled with aggressive victim actions will fall short of an optimal response.
    Quite a bit more at the link.  It's a PDF and takes a while to load.

    Your hate-mail will be graded.

    by PavePusher on Wed Sep 18, 2013 at 05:25:04 PM PDT

    •  Well researched? (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      OMwordTHRUdaFOG

      Is this dot mil website to be trusted?  
      It's not some shady Russian Brides thing now is it?  
      Come play in Subic Bay?

      Just wondering before I download something with an embedded NSA backdoor.

      The country was in peril; he was jeopardizing his traditional rights of freedom and independence by daring to exercise them.” ~ Joseph Heller, Catch-22

      by 43north on Wed Sep 18, 2013 at 06:46:39 PM PDT

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