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active shooter

A perpetrator (of a potential mass shooting) who is actively shooting at people, typically targeting victims in a crowded and confined space. If there is a report of an active shooter, police aim to respond within minutes. The police were quick to respond to the active shooter situation and disarm the attacker.
See also: active, shooter
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Unfortunately, an easy; "one-size-fits-all" policy and protocol for an active shooter event in healthcare does not exist.
HB 1009 creates a school marshal program, whose participants would only be authorized to respond to an active shooter or other emergency situations that threaten the lives of public school students on campus; they could only act before police arrived.
But this has never seemed more important than it does now, when our post-Sandy I look country is more aware than ever of the possible repercussions of an active shooter on school grounds.
An active shooter drill, which will not involve students, is set from 8 a.m.
In the fall, he participated in an active shooter drill, and it shook him up.
The Pittsburgh Public Safety Twitter account also launched an alert and tweeted "There is an active shooter in the area of WILKINS and Shady.
Dillion Burch, 22, of Glendale, Arizona, was sentenced to three days jail for telling guests at a Walt Disney World resort that there was an active shooter on the premises, all for the sake of a YouTube video.
In light of this all-too-common threat, understanding how to respond to an active shooter situation can mean the difference between life and death.
This association enables customers to more accurately manage their video surveillance cameras in real-time during an active shooter incident.
The simple act of locking a door can save schoolchildren and others from an active shooter, according to Matt Power, executive vice president and head of strategic development for Lexington Insurance Co., a member of American International Group.
Paramedics were dispatched to reports of an active shooter situation at a Petco store in the Southwest of the city, Houston Fire Department spokesman Jay Evans told NBC News.
ALICE, which stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate, is intended to improve the chances of survival in an active shooter situation.
A suspect was taken into custody after what the Indiana State Police had earlier described as an active shooter incident, CNN reported.
Vicky, whose real name is Victoria Waldrip, 17, caused a mall-wide panic when her actions led to false reports of an active shooter in the area.
ALERRT is an elite program that gives our police, fire and EMS the tools needed to effectively respond to an active shooter situation.
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