Active Shooter and Mass Casualty Incidents


June 28, 2013

Active Shooter and Mass Casualty Incidents

The FBI is partnering with other federal agencies to prevent, respond, and recover from active shooter and mass casualty incidents, such as the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.


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Mollie Halpern: The nation’s schools are closed for the summer, but the FBI is working to ensure that when they open, the 55 million students return to safe learning environments.

I’m Mollie Halpern and this is FBI, This Week. The FBI is partnering with other federal agencies to prevent, respond, and recover from active shooter and mass casualty incidents, such as the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Supervisory Special Agent Katherine Schweit...

Katherine Schweit: The FBI has been working to develop extensive guides on establishing emergency operations plans for schools K through 12, institutions of higher education, and houses of worship.

Halpern: One major study showed that one-third of active shooter situations happened in schools.

Schweit: We want the public to think about it, to talk about it with their kids, school administrators, parent/teacher groups, with their congregation members so that they’re better prepared. It’s a sad reality that these situations occur, but they do occur.

Halpern: For more information, visit www.fbi.gov.

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