Va. Tech Mass Shooting Survivor Describes His Experience

VTV Family Outreach Foundation member Colin Goddard describes what he experienced during the April 16, 2007 mass shooting at Virginia Tech.

At the Aug. 13 launch of the 32 National Campus Safety Initiative (32NCSI), VTV Family Outreach Foundation member Colin Goddard described what he experienced during the April 16, 2007 mass shooting at Virginia Tech.

Although Goddard survived, 32 Virginia Tech students and faculty members lost their lives during that active shooter incident.

The Virginia Tech tragedy has prompted the VTV Family Outreach Foundation to create the 32 National Campus Safety Initiative (32NCSI,) which is a series of free, confidential, online self-assessment tools, covering alcohol and drug abuse prevention and intervention, campus public safety, emergency management, hazing, mental health, missing students, physical security sexual violence and threat assessments.

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Robin has been covering the security and campus law enforcement industries since 1998 and is a specialist in school, university and hospital security, public safety and emergency management, as well as emerging technologies and systems integration. She joined CS in 2005 and has authored award-winning editorial on campus law enforcement and security funding, officer recruitment and retention, access control, IP video, network integration, event management, crime trends, the Clery Act, Title IX compliance, sexual assault, dating abuse, emergency communications, incident management software and more. Robin has been featured on national and local media outlets and was formerly associate editor for the trade publication Security Sales & Integration. She obtained her undergraduate degree in history from California State University, Long Beach.

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