Tuesday, April 17, 2007

You have to save yourself

According to the Secret Service, most mass shootings -- when not ended by the criminal's suicide -- were ended by citizens intervening. This means the minority of situations were resolved by the police.

You cannot count on the campus cops to help you. Or the city/county/state SWAT team to help you. Even if they can find where the shooter is on a sprawling campus, they won't be able to make it in time.

You have to have the will and the skill to save yourself when no one else can save you.

The heroic actions of the passengers on Flight 93 on 9-11-01 changed our way of thinking about resisting against skyjackers/terrorists.

I contend that the horrific murders at Virginia Tech on 4-16-07 will change the way we think about resisting active shooters at schools.

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