Active Shooter Response
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Southern Adventist University is a private college located in the small town of Collegedale, TN. Roughly 3,000 students attend classes on this fairly large campus. While there are fire drills and tornado drills, active shooters drills are not practiced. The reason being is because the school board does not see them as a necessary task and they do not want to lose education time for practice. Furthermore, the campus safety officers are not allowed to carry firearms on campus. In the even of an active shooter it would take nearly 9 minutes for a police officer to arrive. The average active shooter incident only lasts 2 minutes.
Something has to be done to make this college campus better prepared. If the students have never done the drill then if an incident were to ever occur the reaction of the students wouldn't be well. Instead of knowing what to do the students would panic and only make a terrible situation worse.
I am a student at Southern Adventist University. I want to be safe while I am in school. The fact is that the world that we live in isn't always safe. We need to be prepared for as many circumstances as possible. With your help hopefully we can bring this oversight into the eyes of the school board and make the much needed change.
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