The H.E.R.O. Report

The H.E.R.O. Report is a monthly newsletter that summarizes active shooter 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 – January 2020

H.E.R.O. Report – January 2020

Schools affected by Jersey City active shooter. What can we learn about secure entry doors, safe hiding places in classrooms, and active shooter training for our schools? FERPA and School Safety – the basics. Wisconsin student with pellet gun shot by police.

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H.E.R.O. Report – December 2019

H.E.R.O. Report – December 2019

Two Students Killed in Southern California High School ShootingStory DetailsFive students at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, CA were shot by a lone male gunman on November 14th. Tragically, two of these victims, 14-year-old Dominic Blackwell and...

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H.E.R.O. Report – November 2019

H.E.R.O. Report – November 2019

Four Victims Shot in South Carolina RampageStory DetailsA 25-year-old male went on a shooting spree in Sumter, South Carolina on October 21st. The shooter fired a .22 caliber rifle at several random victims in an apartment complex, striking a woman. He...

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H.E.R.O. Report – October 2019

H.E.R.O. Report – October 2019

Active Shooter Drills: More Harm than Good?Story DetailsDoes your school participate in active shooter drills? What about “Lockdown” drills? If so, who is creating and administering these drills and ensuring their safety and efficacy? As evinced in a...

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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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