The H.E.R.O. Report
The H.E.R.O. Report is a monthly newsletter that summarizes critical incidents, safety ideas, and issues pertaining to child safety. The information provided is not intended to sensationalize school violence but rather is intended to analyze trends and stimulate thought.
Computer Simulator Analyzes Active Shooter Survival StrategiesStory DetailsResearchers at the Purdue Homeland Security Institute recently tested the efficacy of options-based active shooter responses (commonly known as: Run. Hide. Fight. ®) by applying...read more
Colorado Student Overcomes Active Shooter and Saves LivesStory DetailsThe STEM School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado became the scene of a school shooting on May 7th. Shortly before 2 p.m., two shooters opened fire on students at two different locations...read more
Army Veteran Saves Children in California Synagogue ShootingStory DetailsJust before noon on April 27th, a 19-year-old gunman armed with an AR-15 assault rifle stormed the Chabad of Poway Synagogue and opened fire on worshipers. Tragically, 60-year-old...read more
Teachers Shot “Execution Style” During Active Shooter DrillStory DetailsThe Indiana State Teachers Association was outraged last month after several teachers were shot “execution style” with plastic pellets during an active shooter training session at...read more
Student Superintendent Leads School Safety Reform EffortsStory DetailsWCNC News in Charlotte, NC recently interviewed Eliza Tran, the Student Superintendent at Myers Park High School about her efforts to spur school safety reform in her district. Eliza...read more
Preparing Parents for Violent Intruders Story Details Last month, Virginia Delegate Schuyler VanValkenburg proposed a bill that would require every school in Virginia to give parents a 24-hour warning prior to conducting an active shooter or lockdown drill at their...read more