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Off-Duty Officers Dropping Off Their Kids were First on Scene at School Shooting

The officers ran toward the sound of gunfire, providing life-saving first aid to the victims, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said.

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Sheriff: Deputies Responded to CA School Shooting in 2 Minutes

The first units arrived within two minutes and encountered six patients with gunshot wounds in the school’s quad after a student opened fire on other students and then turned the gun on himself, according to the L.A. County Sheriff's Department.

IACP 2019: BodyWorn by Utility Debuts Active Shooter Response Technology

BodyWorn by Utility Inc. has announced the unveiling of Active Shooter Response Technology (ASRT). The company says when it's installed in schools, businesses, stores, and other locations, ASRT provides real-time detection and location reporting of gunshots to reduce response time to active shooter events.

Preventing School Shootings is Everybody's Business

Earlier this week, we reported on two separate incidents in which police in California arrested four teens—three in the first case, one in the second—possibly preventing two school shootings. You want to know another great way to prevent active killers in schools? Stop glorifying those atrocities and the sick murderers who commit them.

Looking Back: Body Cams, Columbine, and Digital Aging

In past June issues, POLICE covered rudimentary age progressed photo technology, the infamous Columbine High School shooting, and the introduction of body cameras for officers. Here is a look back at the pages of POLICE Magazine 10, 20, and 30 years ago.

POLICE Survey: How Would You Make Schools Safer?

We asked our readers what they would do to prevent school shootings and improve law enforcement response to such incidents, and we got a lot of interesting answers.

2 More FL Deputies Fired Over Response to Parkland Shooting

"The deputy and sergeant were found to have neglected their duties at MSD High School," noted a press release from the Broward Sheriff's Office. "They have been terminated and will no longer be privileged to serve as law enforcement deputies for the Broward Sheriff's Office."

Legal Experts: SRO Charged with Neglect in Parkland Massacre Has Strong Defense

"There's no crime called refusing to die while a mass murderer is in your school," said Eugene O'Donnell, a former New York City police officer and prosecutor.

Former SRO Arrested for Multiple Counts Over Parkland Massacre

The former Broward County, FL, deputy who was the school resource officer at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during last year's deadly mass shooting has been arrested on several counts of child neglect among other charges.

(Video) Police Trainer Don Alwes on Active Shooter Response

Don Alwes discusses some of the pre-attack behaviors that might indicate an imminent attack, as well as ways in which law enforcement can improve its response when an active shooter event does occur.