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20 Years Later the Columbine Killers Still Inspire Copycats

June 1, 2018
The 17-year-old junior wore a black trench coat and fired a sawed-off shotgun, the same attire and weaponry used by the two gunmen who killed a dozen students and a teacher at Columbine High School in Colorado in 1999.

Training Simulators: Going Beyond Shoot, Don't Shoot

March 1, 2018

Here's a look at what can be done when simulator training is taken to the next level.

Former Columbine Principal to Keynote National School Safety Conference

May 10, 2016
Former Columbine High School principal Frank DeAngelis will provide a keynote address at the National Association of School Resource Officers' (NASRO) school safety conference in Anaheim, CA, in July.

"Columbine Effect"-- A Report on Copycat School Violence

May 5, 2014
Minneapolis Star Tribune Reports on copycat school violence patterned after the 1999 Columbine school shootings.

Families Ask Media to Stop Publicizing Names of Mass Shooters

December 23, 2013
For families, it is a small way to fight back. Their hope is that refusing to name the actors will mute 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.

Ore. Teen Accused of Plotting School Bombing

May 28, 2013
Police arrested a 17-year-old West Albany High School student Thursday for plotting a Columbine-style attack on his school using explosive devices.

The High Price of Fame

August 17, 2012

The Columbine killers, the Virginia Tech murderer, and the Aurora shooting suspect have all become household names. And I believe that the desire for stardom is at least part of the motivation for these massacres.

Teen Threatened 'Columbine-Style' Attack at Illinois High School

December 7, 2011
A Metea Valley High School student must undergo a psychological evaluation after threatening to commit a 'Columbine-style' attack at the campus.

5 Gunfights That Changed Law Enforcement

May 4, 2011

The gear and training employed by officers is much different today, partly as a result of the FBI Miami shootout. There have been other game-changing gunfights in the last quarter century. The following article examines each of them and how they changed your tactics, procedures, and policies.

Columbine: The Horror Writer

September 18, 2009

POLICE Magazine editor David Griffith recently spoke with "Columbine" author Dave Cullen about the psychology of Eric Harris, law enforcement response the day of the massacre, the investigation, and how school shootings can be prevented.

Communications: Sound Tactics

August 7, 2009

Columbine is a vivid example of what happens during a tactical operation when communications break down. It and 9/11 are also strong examples of why first responders need radios that can talk to personnel from other agencies.

Is Time On Your Side?

June 9, 2009

With active shooters, and snipers before them, time is on the bad guys' side, not ours. With lives on the line, every second counts. This lesson about time wasn't fully learned until the deadly Columbine High School attack.

Columbine 10-Year Survey: Campuses Improve Security, but Require More Funding

April 8, 2009
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.

April Fools

April 1, 2009

The fourth month of the year is generally pleasant. But as the month progresses, the dates mark the anniversaries of illicit and sinister events and the fools of April are no longer funny.

Campus Safety Invites SROs, Campus Police to Participate in Columbine Anniversary Survey

February 2, 2009
To mark the 10-year anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, Campus Safety magazine announces it is now conducting a survey on the state of K-12 school and college security. All individuals who are involved in elementary school and higher education campus safety are encouraged to participate. The survey closes Feb. 5.

Active Shooters and SWAT

June 11, 2008
In Columbine’s wake, the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) developed the rapid deployment first-responder team tactic currently in use throughout the nation. But in many, if not most, departments, officers from the SWAT team conduct the active shooter training program.

Active Shooter Response Revisited: Part 1

May 28, 2008
After Columbine, American law enforcement was forced to take a long, hard look at active shooter response. Now a new report challenges our current thinking on response to such incidents.

Police Shootouts: How Soon We Forget

July 25, 2007

Every day, police throughout America respond to dangerous situations that often turn into armed, deadly confrontations. When circumstances and time allow, police hold things down until SWAT arrives and takes over. At least that's the plan, but we all know about plans.

Can We Stop the Next Cho Seung-Hui?

June 1, 2007

At about 9 a.m. on April 16, snow was flurrying down on the Virginia Tech University campus. The flakes drifted lazily into the trees. Students walked to class. It was pretty. It was peaceful. It was the kind of scene that a college catalog photographer prays for. Just minutes later, the peace was broken.

Columbine Video Game Draws Relatives' Ire

May 18, 2006
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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