Active Shooter Technologies
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ballistic armor, the large surface can resist multiple bullets from handguns to assault rifles and can be deployed in less than 30 seconds increasing the chances of survival in workplace violence and active shooter events.
• Turn your room into a safe-room or locate in hallways as a movable shield for first responders
• Deploy and engage in less than 30 seconds
• Easy rolling wheels glide over carpet, tile, cement or any similar floor covering
• Withstands multiple handgun, rifle and shotgun blasts
• Barrier designed to frustrate attackers
• Allows law enforcement time to respond
School Shootings By The Numbers
50 – The number of mass murders or attempted mass murders at a school since Columbine. (FBI records)
141 – The number of people killed in a mass murder or attempted mass murder at a school since Columbine. (FBI records)
73 – The percentage of school shooters with no prior criminal record, not even an arrest. (U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Department of Education)
96 – The percentage of school shooters who are male. (FBI records)
17 – The number of kids aged 15 or younger who have committed or attempted a mass school shooting since Columbine. (FBI records)
81 – The percentage of school shootings where someone had information that the attacker was thinking about or planning the shooting. (U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Department of Education)
68 – The percentage of school shooters who got their guns from relatives or at home. (US Secret Service, US Department of Education)
65 – The number of school shooters and thwarted school shooters who have referenced Columbine as a motivation. (ABC News investigation, various law enforcement agencies)
270 – The number of shootings of any kind at a school since Columbine. (ABC News review of reported cases)
1 – The number of shootings per week, on average, on a school or college campus in 2015. (ABC News review of reported cases)
Diane Sawyer special edition of “20/20,” she speaks with Sue Klebold
While calling 911 in an emergency has been around for ages, it can take too long from the time an emergency is reported to the time officers arrive on the scene. The average school shooting lasts 12.5 minutes, while the average police response time is 18 minutes.
The FBI also has a few hard facts about these shootings and they are:
• Over 70% of shootings occurred in a place of business and 40% in an educational setting.
• Roughly 15% of these shootings take place at more than one location.
• 60% of shootings are over before law enforcement arrives.
• 69% of shootings are over within five minutes and 23% are over in two minutes.
• A majority of these shootings involve a single shooter.
• Although some shooters will kill their own family first, this number is relatively small.
• Although there are some who may suggest fighting with a shooter as a last resort, only 13% of these are successful.
“It was unspeakable, the carnage that we were seeing, the number of people who were injured and, unfortunately, already dead, and “the pure panic on the faces of those individuals that were still in need and needing to be safe
Every year, 2 million American workers report having been victims of workplace violence. In 2014, 409 people were fatally injured in work-related attacks, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s about 16% of the 4,821 workplace deaths that year.
While roadway incidents are the No. 1 cause of death for workers overall, violence is the third leading cause forhealthcare workers, and employees in professional and business services like education, law and media, according to Injury Facts 2016®. Taxi drivers, for example, are more than 20 times more likely to be murdered on the job than other workers, according to OSHA.
But make no mistake: Workplace violence can happen anywhere.