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Families Ask Media to Stop Publicizing Names of Mass Shooters

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.

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The High Price of Fame

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.

Jury Rules Va. Tech Negligent in Massacre

A jury found Virginia Tech negligent on Wednesday for delaying to alert its campus community about a gunman during the 2007 massacre that left 33 people dead.

Officers at Clinic Shooting Trained for Virginia Tech-Style Incident

Six University of Pittsburgh officers responded to a shooting at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic within two minutes of the first emergency call. The officers, who killed the gunman, had been trained for a Virginia Tech-style campus shooting.

Mass. College Arms Campus Police With Service Weapons

The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts trustee board voted 10 to one to arm campus police with firearms, despite a mostly negative reaction from the student body.

Virginia Tech Marks Anniversary, Maintains It Did Nothing Wrong

Virginia Tech remembered the 32 students and faculty members killed in the mass shooting four years ago on the anniversary today, as school administrators continued to maintain they did nothing wrong in delaying school-wide notification.

Feds Fine Virginia Tech for Notification Failures During Massacre

The DOE found the university to be in violation of the Clery Act for not issuing a timely warning after the slain students were discovered and for not following its own procedures for handling a threat.

Can We Stop the Next Cho Seung-Hui?

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.

Lessons from Virginia Tech

"When you aren't practicing somewhere someone is and, when you meet him, he will win." This thought-provoking saying was passed along to me many years ago by Terry Thorpe, a warrior friend who lost his courageous final battle with Agent Orange.

Be Ready for School Shooters and School Takeovers

All of the experts agree that America will experience more “active shooter” situations in schools in the near future. What can you, an ordinary first responder, do to prepare a response to a school shooting or hostage situation at one of your local schools? Plenty.