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Orlando, its police department, and 31 officers are being sued by Pulse survivors and the families of the dead.

NY Daily News

“The federal lawsuit… Orlando police officer Adam Gluber, acting as club security, failed to prevent Omar Mateen from entering the club on June 12, 2016 with an assault-style rifle, killing 49 people.

Another 30 unnamed officers are accused of poorly responding, not charging after Mateen sooner and holding fleeing patrons against their will…..”




NY Times

“……And much of it can be traced back to the two killers at Columbine, previously ordinary high school students who have achieved dark folk hero status — their followers often known as “Columbiners” — in the corners of the internet where their carefully planned massacre is remembered, studied and in some cases even celebrated.…..Young men, many of them depressed, alienated or mentally disturbed, are drawn to the Columbine subculture because they see it as a way to lash out at the world and to get the attention of a society that they believe bullies, ignores or misunderstands them.…..”

Santa Fe, TX: Ten people were killed and 10 others were injured in a shooting Friday morning at Santa Fe High School.



19 students were attacked by knife-wielding slasher in China, among them 9 dead so far

Daily Mail


4/13/1919: In Amritsar, India’s holy city of the Sikh religion, British and Gurkha troops massacre at least 379 unarmed demonstrators

History Channel


A woman opened fire at the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, Calif., wounding four before committing suicide.

LA Times

3 people allegedly injured in a shooting at Great Mills High School in Southern Maryland on Tuesday morning

Baltimore Sun

In the first chaotic moments after a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., 81 people called 911 desperate for help.

NY Times

“…..The office released recordings of 10 calls that sometimes depict panicked parents furiously texting their children at the school and relaying information to law enforcement.….”


The California State University system released an active shooter safety video to help prepare students for the potential threat of a gunman on its 23 campuses.

Confronting an active shooter: “There is no level of response that is going to be inappropriate.”

NY Times

Look around you. Where are the exits?   

Hide:  “….Dart into a room, closet, anywhere there is a door to lock, or at least to close and barricade. A room near an elevator is good because there is likely to be reinforced construction at the core of the building…”

Turn off lights.

Stay low in your hiding place


“….scissors, bookends, chairs, a hammer, kettle bells, heavy doorstops…….

If you are strong enough, wrestle or jump the gunman if he stops to reload, which could take just seconds….

“There is no level of response that is going to be inappropriate,” Dr. Blair said. “I would encourage you to not go softly.”……”


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