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33 dead after shooting on Virginia Tech campus

33 dead after shooting on Virginia Tech campus

On Monday, April 16th, in Blacksburg, VA, a gunman opened fire on the Virginia Tech campus. At the time of writing, at least 33 people were killed, including the gunman. It was the deadliest shooting rampage in U.S. history.

Here, find the latest news from the scene of the shooting -- including a slide show and video links -- and read exclusive PoliceOne training articles that can help you prepare to navigate an active shooter situation. - Full Story


Gunman kills 32 in Virginia Tech rampage

Editor's Note: Today's mass shooting at Virginia Tech - the deadliest in U.S. history - stands as yet... - Full Story


The Columbine High School Incident - Fact and Fiction

G. Dwayne Fuselier, Ph.D. The April 20, 1999, school shootings and use of homemade pipe bombs at Columbine... - Full Story


P-1 Poll Results: Active shooter response

People who were inside the Trolley Square Mall when a gunman opened fire gather outside the mall in... - Full Story


Immediate Action Rapid Deployment - New "Rules of Engagement"

Run fast, and shoot straight. Early contact is the key. The armed homicidal/suicidal criminal is quickly... - Full Story


Preparing for School Attacks

by Richard Fairburn and Lt. Col. David GrossmanFor those who thought school attacks were a thing of the... - Full Story


School Shootings: "Wait and See" Is not an Option

By Paul HoweI’ve been involved in several discussions about the recent school shootings in Colorado... - Full Story


"Angle of obliquity" can increase ballistic resistance

When positioned behind armor and facing gunfire, try to position yourself so you are at a 30-degree "angle... - Full Story Secure - Login Required


Lessons learned by Denver cops who hunted an active killer Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

Lessons learned by Denver cops who hunted an active killer

By Chuck Remsberg Senior PoliceOne Contributor Sponsored by Blauer [Editor's note:In Part 1 we followed Denver officers as they trac... - Full Story

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