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.

H.E.R.O. Report – September 2019

H.E.R.O. Report – September 2019

El Paso Walmart Shooting Shocks the NationStory DetailsA lone male gunman attacked a Walmart in El Paso, TX on August 3rd, shifting the national conversation back to the threat of targeted mass violence and its effects on our communities. The gunman, armed...

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H.E.R.O. Report – August 2019

H.E.R.O. Report – August 2019

Children Targeted at Festival ShootingStory DetailsOn the afternoon of Sunday, July 28th, a 19-year-old active shooter entered the Gilroy Garlic Festival and opened fire on attendees with an AK-47-style assault rifle. Three police officers assigned to the...

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H.E.R.O. Report – July 2019

H.E.R.O. Report – July 2019

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...

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H.E.R.O. Report – June 2019

H.E.R.O. Report – June 2019

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...

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H.E.R.O. Report – May 2019

H.E.R.O. Report – May 2019

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...

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H.E.R.O. Report – April 2019

H.E.R.O. Report – April 2019

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...

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