Thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court’s watershed decision regarding the Second Amendment in June, state lawmakers, university policymakers and campus safety personnel nationwide face a conundrum that must be answered in a prudent way. The solution will greatly impact the daily lives of everyone on campus.
Although the incident in which a gunman barricaded himself and seven female students Although the 2006 incident in which a gunman barricaded himself and seven female students inside a Bailey, Colo., classroom resulted in the tragic death of one student, experts gleaned valuable information from this shooting. They offer best practices that other campuses can incorporate into their emergency plans.
With campus gun violence in the headlines once again, hospital, school and university officials should review and update their policies, procedures and equipment so they can reduce the threat of future attacks.