The anxiety of gun violence looms in higher education

Wednesday, September 07, 2022
Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College’s Police Department offers the ALICE active shooter training program. ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate. The aim of the program is to encourage “proactive tactics” in response to potential shooters on campus; new threats and very real threats I had never let myself consider before. In the past couple weeks, I have come to accept that school shootings are not limited to high school and primary education. In fact, some of the deadliest school shootings in America have occurred at colleges: Oikos University, Umpqua Community College, and Virginia Tech

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