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Week 329
Volume 3
Sponsored by: Excelsior College | First Responders Financial | BellPro Police Products

Editor's Note: Remember that in heavy news coverage situations like the VA Tech shooting, copycat crimes are sometimes not far behind. The exposure given to these events can trigger others to try to replicate the chaos in an attempt to grab the already intense spotlight. Keep that in mind as you patrol and ensure that you’re ready to respond to anything.

— Scott Buhrmaster, Managing Editor

Special Focus: Active Shooter Response

Virginia Tech massacre: Where do we go from here?
The national response to the shootings at Virginia Tech, while unified in grief, has been highly emotional and often contentious in terms of answering the question, "Where do we go from here?" This question weighs most heavily on law enforcement officers who do not have time to point fingers and wring hands. It is time to act ... Full Story

PoliceOne Columnists Share Active Shooter Expertise and Insights
Why we won't learn from Virginia Tech: The problem with hindsight bias
By Dave Smith,
Lead Street Survival Seminar Instructor
School Violence:
The psychology of youthful mass murder and what to do about it

By Dr. Laurence Miller
Tips for major incident media relations in the wake of the Virginia Tech shooting
By Richard B. Weinblatt, PoliceOne Columnist
Plainclothes officers and active shooter response
(Secure- LE only)
By Kurt Levins, Sr.,
Guest PoliceOne Columnist
Approach or contain? Patrol response to armed school intruders
(Secure- LE only)
By Rick Armellino,
Guest PoliceOne Columnist
Active shooter articles, insights & training resources
(Secure- LE only)
By Lt. Raymond E. Foster (ret.)

Visit the special P1 Virginia Tech Report Page for the latest headlines, video and expert articles

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Authorities search for a suspect who allegedly made threats against schools in Yuba City, Calif., Thursday. Schools across the country shut down or evacuated students in the wave of campus threats that started soon after the Virginia Tech shootings. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) Full Story

School districts nationwide scramble to handle wave of threats

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — A man who allegedly threatened a school attack in Yuba City that would dwarf the Virginia Tech attacks turned himself in, ending a manhunt that prompted school districts in two cities to tighten security, authorities said.

Several schools canceled classes or evacuated students Thursday and at least a dozen people were arrested or under investigation as a wave of campus threats that started soon after the Virginia Tech shootings spread ... Full Story

Related Stories:
Bomb threat forces evacuation of 7 buildings at University of Minnesota

Utah school evacuated after bomb threat

View the P1 School Security section

PoliceOne Training Tip:
Training for safe, effective lateral movement skills

In this week’s PoliceOne Video Tip, law enforcement fitness expert James Di Naso with Police Kinesiology Company demonstrates training exercises that will help you increase your speed, agility and stability during situations requiring lateral movement, including live-fire incidents. Full Tip (Secure- LE only)

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Ill. man fatally shot by police following bank robbery
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Ohio police subdue knife-carrying teen with Taser
[Gahanna, OH]

N.C. high school student shoots self after he is confronted by police
[Huntersville, NC]

Modest Calif. home yields $800K pot farm
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3-vehicle crash injures Va. police officer
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Ohio deputies first to test portable fugitive finder
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Calif. man subdued by Taser after stand-off
[Manila, CA]

Stuffed monkey leads Ark. police to drug arrest
[Forrest City, AR]

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