FBI Special Agent to Share First-Hand Active Shooter Response Knowledge at Campus Safety Conference

John Iannarelli, who responded to two school shootings and the shooting of Congresswoman Gabriel Giffords, will share lessons learned in active shooter response.

FBI Special Agent to Share First-Hand Active Shooter Response Knowledge at Campus Safety Conference

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — From missed warning signs and inadequate law enforcement response to disorganized reunification and insufficient victim support, no matter where or how an active shooting unfolds, there is a plethora of lessons to be learned to prevent or mitigate similar incidents.

FBI Special Agent John Iannarelli has responded to two school shootings and the shooting of Congresswoman Gabriel Giffords. Iannarelli was also present in Las Vegas when the Mandalay Bay shooting occurred, where he then served as an on-air law enforcement consultant for Fox News, CNN, NBC, and other national news programs, giving him inside access to the crime scene. This access, in addition to his having responded to numerous other critical incidents as an FBI Agent and police officer, gives Iannarelli unique knowledge and insights.

On Nov. 8, Iannarelli will deliver the opening keynote, “Active Shooter Awareness and Preparedness,” at the Campus Safety Conference at EDspaces. Attendees will hear behind-the-scenes stories of many of the most recent mass shootings, how they happened, how they were planned, how law enforcement responded, and important clues that could potentially prevent such future tragedies.

Key takeaways from the keynote will include:

  1. How to protect yourself and your family should an active shooter situation occur
  2. Warning indicators to identify those who plan such attacks
  3. Key steps to take during an attack to stay safe and what to do afterward to recover

The co-located Campus Safety Conference at EDspaces, happening Nov. 7-9 at the Charlotte Convention Center, will also cover other timely topics such as school governance, crisis intervention, Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), Clery compliance, and risk and threat assessments, among others. It includes general sessions, panel discussions, hot topics, workshops, and networking events in addition to dozens of vendors.

A conference registration pass also gives attendees access to over 200 EDspaces vendors and dozens of EDspaces educational sessions.

View photos from the 2021 CSC at EDspaces event

To view the schedule or register to attend, visit www.campussafetyconference.com.

To learn more about Iannarelli’s background and offerings, visit fbijohn.com.

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About the Author


Amy is Campus Safety’s Executive Editor. Prior to joining the editorial team in 2017, she worked in both events and digital marketing.

Amy has many close relatives and friends who are teachers, motivating her to learn and share as much as she can about campus security. She has a minor in education and has worked with children in several capacities, further deepening her passion for keeping students safe.

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