Campus Security News

The Human Factor Preventing Violence and Building Resilient, Safe Campuses

By  Fred Leland

Law Enforcement and Security Consulting (LESC)

“Know yourself and know your enemy. You will be safe in every battle. You may know yourself but not know the enemy. You will then lose one battle for every one you win. You may not know yourself or the enemy. You will then lose every battle.” ~Sun Tzu

Raw Data: Past Deadly U.S. Mass Shootings

A gunman walked into an immigration services center in downtown Binghamton, N.Y. on Friday, killing an unknown number of people, wounding at least six, and taking as many as 41 hostage. Here is a glance at some of the worst U.S. mass shootings in recent years:

— March 29, 2009: Robert Stewart, 45, shot and killed eight people at Pinelake Health and Rehab in Carthage, N.C. before a police officer shot him and ended the rampage.

Post-Columbine programs help prevent rampages

By Marilyn Elias, USA TODAY

Even as experts agree there's no certain way to prevent another Columbine, researchers are discovering how schools can minimize violence, and a rising number have launched programs to head off shootings.

Jeff Daniels, a counseling psychologist at West Virginia University, has studied schools that foiled rampage killings. They share a few key qualities:

Letter said to be from NY killer forecast slayings

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) -- The man who opened fire in an immigrant center, killing 13 people before taking his own life, felt he was persecuted by police, couldn't accept his "poor life" and was intent on killing himself and at least two other people, according to a letter mailed to a television station the day of the massacre.

Full Spectrum Policing Adaptation,Trust, and Building Resilient Cops and Communities

“Be willing to make decisions. That’s the most important quality in a leader.” - General George S. Patton, Jr.

FBI investigate bombing of UCLA professor's car

The Associated Press

Posted: 03/09/2009 09:52:20 PM PDT

LOS ANGELES—The FBI is investigating the firebombing of a vehicle belonging to a UCLA neuroscientist who uses animals to study schizophrenia and drug addiction, officials said Monday.

A homemade explosive set the professor's car on fire as it was parked outside his home on Saturday, FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said. No one was hurt.

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