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The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission Report: A Teaching Moment

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

On January 2nd, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission released its initial report.  Much was made in the press about one of the recommendations. However, the report is more than a single recommendation.  It begins in the only way possible, in loving memory of the seventeen people who lost their lives on that […]


Building Fortress America

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

Combatting Mass Shootings with Artificial Intelligence Instead of Checkpoints Image courtesy of Pinterest By Rupa Shah & Richard Ryan – Advisors to Athena Security, Inc. Gun violence and mass shootings are an epidemic. Until we figure out how to prevent them, we need to continue to take steps to deter these in-human events and to […]


Hospital Safety: A Growing Threat

Monday, February 4th, 2019

         Hospitals are places where we care for the sick and the vulnerable.  Most of our children are born there.  The elderly and the injured are taken there for care. Highly trained doctors, nurses, and technicians see to the healing and the comfort of the most vulnerable people in our society.  When a […]


Corporate Security for the 21st Century

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

Corporations often have valuable assets onsite in their offices.  However, it is the people who work there who are absolutely any corporation’s greatest asset.  So, businesses have plans for keeping their people safe.  There’s a plan to evacuate in place in case of fire.  If the weather is bad, there are protocols to be followed […]


Timing In The Stoneman Douglas Shooting

Friday, January 11th, 2019

In the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting where 17 innocent teenagers were killed and another 17 were injured in one of the deadliest school massacres of all times. Nikolas Cruz came into Stoneman Douglas High School with an AR-15 style semi-automatic rifle and started shooting at 2:21 pm. Nikolas shot for 6 minutes straight, he […]


How Often Do Mass Shootings Occur At Schools?

Friday, January 11th, 2019

Primary Targets — How Often Do Mass Shootings Occur at Schools? If it feels like there are a lot of mass shootings in the U.S., it’s likely because on average there is one per day. At the end of December, 2015, The New York Timescalculated how often, on average, shootings that left four or more people […]


Triggered: Shooter Kills 2 And Wounds 3 At Cincinnati Bank Headquarters — But Why?

Friday, January 11th, 2019

Investigators are still trying to determine why a lone gunman strolled into the headquarters of Fifth Third Center bank with his right arm extended and started shooting his 9mm handgun at innocent employees on September 6th. Four minutes and 28 seconds later two were dead and three injured. But why? That’s always the central question […]


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