F.B.I.'s resources on active shooters and prevention
Were you aware the F.B.I. offers information and resources on the topic of active shooters and how to avoid becoming a victim whether at work, at school, at a movie theatre, in a supermarket, at a place of worship or other locations that have become targets of mass shootings?
According to the F.B.I., an agency of the U.S. Department of Justice, "An active shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a populated area, and recent active shooter incidents have underscored the need for a coordinated response by law enforcement and others to save lives. The FBI is committed to working with its partners to protect schools, workplaces, houses of worship, transportation centers, other public gathering sites, and communities."
One immensely important tool offered by the F.B.I. is entitled "A Study of Pre-Attack Behaviors of Active Shooters in the United States."
This research provides information on such topics as "leakage of violent intent" which past shooters have emitted. Equipped with this knowledge, Americans will know what to look for in the event we see or hear troubling signs of a possible future attack to report to the authorities. This is critical to assist in the goal of prevention during these times when active shootings have become so prevalent.
Just yesterday on this blog, we reported of a thwarted possible mass shooting in Richmond, Virginia. It was stopped because a citizen who reported overhearing a troubling conversation regarding what has been described as a planned July 4th attack stepped forward.
Go here to learn more about the F.B.I.'s resources: