Thirty-seven

Thirty-seven. The number of lives lost from the twenty-six active shooter situations in 2010.

Time Is Life

There were 19 shootings in 2006, by far one of the worst years we have covered so far. In all that year, around 130 people were shot...

Think Outside the Box

Sometimes, I feel like I have beaten the active shooter horse to death; but, then I read a strange case like the 2008 Wendy’s shooting in...

When it Doesn’t Make Sense

It was a cool Monday evening in February 2007 in Salt Lake City, Utah. A dating couple had come to Trolley Square Mall to have a...

Get Your Head out of the Sand

School shootings are a touchy subject. The idea that someone could even walk into a school and start shooting people is just...

2002 Active Shooters in Review

On the Fourth of July in 2002, a mere ten months after 9/11 shook the nation, an Egyptian Islamic national on a green card in the US...

"Only the Paranoid Survive"

“Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive.” – Andy Grove Unfortunately, school shootings happen. They used to be something...

ASR: Hindsight is 20/20

On the morning of December 6, 2001, in Goshen, Indiana, a middle-aged employee went to his job at the Nu-Wood Decorative Mill Plant, a...

The Danger of the Copycat

On March 5, 2001, a 15-year-old student began shooting randomly into the courtyard at Santana High School in Santee, California, killing...

ASR Part 4: Santana High School

Up to this point in the series, all of the active shooter situations we have analyzed have been at commercial businesses. Between 2000...

ASR Part 3: Navistar International

Active shooter situations don’t normally just happen. Something prompts it, or there were signs of aggression beforehand. People (and I...

A Murderous Vendetta

FBI Report: “On January 9, 2001, at 12:00 p.m., the shooter (name removed by author) fatally shot his estranged wife at a convenience...

What's In a Gun?

As Active Shooters have gotten more media coverage in recent years, the argument about gun control has gotten a new sense of life and...

Active Shooters in the Office

The media does an excellent (and maybe too good of a job) at covering active shooter situations in schools. When we think of active...

Analyzing the VA Tech Shooting

The April 2007 Virginia Tech Shooting still weighs heavy on the minds of hundreds of people across the US. While it was over ten years...