"Columbine Effect"-- A Report on Copycat School Violence
The Minneapolis Star Tribune has published a story on the trend of copycat school violence patterened after the 1999 Columbine school shootings
Columbine Video Game Draws Relatives' Ire
An online game based on the Columbine High School massacre is drawing criticism from relatives of those who died in the 1999 attack, including a father who says it trivializes the actions of the two teen killers.
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Columbine 10-Year Survey: Campuses Improve Security, but Require More Funding
University and K-12 campuses have made great strides in their safety and security programs since the April 1999 Columbine High School shooting, according to a survey conducted by Campus Safety magazine.
That said, budgets and the availability of resources, as well as security personnel levels continue to pose major challenges to today’s U.S. academic institutions. Results
Teen Threatened 'Columbine-Style' Attack at Illinois High School
A Metea Valley High School student must undergo a psychological evaluation after threatening to commit a 'Columbine-style' attack at the campus.
The 16-year-old allegedly texted
Families Ask Media to Stop Publicizing Names of Mass Shooters
the effects of their actions, and prevent other angry, troubled young men from being inspired by the infamy of those who opened fire at Columbine High School, Virginia Tech or Newtown, Conn.
The effort is also about finding some relief. Almost a year after Dawn Hochsprung, the principal of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, was killed, her daughter Erica Lafferty walked into the lobby of MSNBC
Ore. Teen Accused of Plotting School Bombing
Police arrested a 17-year-old West Albany High School student Thursday for plotting a Columbine-style attack on his school using explosive devices.
Authorities learned of the incident after someone called police and said Grant Acord was planning to blow up the high school when students returned from the Memorial Day weekend
Columbine School Shooting Remembered
The Jefferson County (Colo.) Sheriff's office is still under investigation for the way it handled complaints about the two teenagers who killed 12 classmates and a teacher at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., before committing suicide. Many still believe that the Sheriff's Office should have been able to predict and prevent the killings.
Several investigations have been
SWAT Member Fears He May Have Killed Innocent Columbine Student
The family of Daniel Rohrbough, a slain Columbine student, claims he was shot and killed by a Denver police officer and not a student gunman as originally suspected, according to The Toronto Sun.
A motion was filed in the U.S. federal court asking a judge to reconsider the dismissal of the lawsuit brought against the Jefferson County sheriff's office and school district
Active Shooter Response Revisited: Part 1
After Columbine, American law enforcement was forced to take a long, hard look at active shooter response. The standard response had been for first responders to contain and wait for SWAT. Since Columbine, the protocol for such incidents has become rapid first responder intervention—because the clock is ticking and innocent people are dying.
Then on May 9, Force Science News
Real Players Resist Urge to Armchair QB
Having trained thousands of law enforcement officers in the proper response to and resolution of critical incidents, we watched the Columbine tragedy as courageous tactical officers executed a hurried but effective plan to safely "clear the school."
Because police work ahs many similarities to an athletic contest, we use sports analogies in our critical incident training program