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Securing a Hospital Emergency Department in the Aftermath of a School Shooting

Posted by on August 22, 2019

(Editor’s Note: This article is a collaboration with Michael S. D’Angelo, CPP, CSC, CHPA, a Board Certified Security Consultant specializing in the security of healthcare facilities. He can be reached at, or 786-444-1109. See his biographical information at the end of the article.) As America continues to endure mass shootings at school, security and […]

Mass shootings: Should schools be held responsible for threat assessments when former students go on a killing spree?

Posted by on August 12, 2019

Following the recent mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, reporters asked me if Sugarcreek-Bellbrook school officials and police handled the situation properly when addressing the shooter’s alleged threats made in high school approximately seven years prior. Did they do anything wrong? What did they do right? Did they do enough? Hindsight is 20/20, but how to […]

Prevent mass shootings? Aurora theater, Sikh temple, & schools

Posted by on August 7, 2012

“Run. Hide. Fight.” That’s the Department of Homeland Security’s advice for staying safe during a shooting. “Buy a gun. Take self-defense classes. Teach kids to attack armed intruders in a school.” Those are some recommendations from others. Following recent mass shootings at an Aurora, Colorado, theater and at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, the search for […]