Founder’s Forum Posts

To Drill or Not To Drill

March 29th, 2019|Comments Off on To Drill or Not To Drill

In Texas this is a very simple question… we drill! But drilling for oil and gas is obviously very different than drilling in an effort to better prepare people of all ages on how [...]

Debunking the ALICE Controversy: 5 Common School Security Misconceptions

November 15th, 2018|Comments Off on Debunking the ALICE Controversy: 5 Common School Security Misconceptions

ALICE Training criticism has resulted in some large-scale misconceptions spread throughout the internet and media. Recent articles and posts have made broad claims about school security's effectiveness and the impact it has on students. As [...]

What Makes a Training Program: The Importance of Practice

July 5th, 2018|Comments Off on What Makes a Training Program: The Importance of Practice

In the aftermath of the Parkland tragedy, there has been an incredible upsurge in interest for Active Shooter preparedness training across the country in all market sectors, not just in schools. This increase was not [...]

Why Police Officers should be the Only Armed Personnel on Campus

March 2nd, 2018|Comments Off on Why Police Officers should be the Only Armed Personnel on Campus

This is not a political statement. It is a reflection of both the facts and the reality of citizens being tasked with engaging in a firearm response during a highly friendly-occupied school shooting event. [...]

  • Sutherland Springs, Texas Church Shooting

Sutherland Springs, Texas Church Shooting

November 12th, 2017|Comments Off on Sutherland Springs, Texas Church Shooting

It seems like another week and another tragedy. This time, a small community church in Texas came under attack by another coward, leaving at the time of this writing 26 killed and 20 wounded. The [...]

There Is No Such Thing As An Active Shooter Expert

November 6th, 2017|Comments Off on There Is No Such Thing As An Active Shooter Expert

I have now been singularly focused on preparing and responding to Active Shooter/Active Killer/Violent Critical Incidents (VCI - my preferred term) for almost 20 years. I have spent more hours researching this topic than I [...]

  • Mattoon High School Shooting

Hero Teacher Stops Shooter at Mattoon IL High School

September 21st, 2017|Comments Off on Hero Teacher Stops Shooter at Mattoon IL High School

At approximately 11:30 am on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, a student pulled out a weapon in the cafeteria of Mattoon High School, in Mattoon IL. As the student pointed the gun at others in the [...]

US Congress Shooting and UPS Active Shooter: Lessons Learned

June 14th, 2017|Comments Off on US Congress Shooting and UPS Active Shooter: Lessons Learned

More senseless events occurred in our country today. In Virginia, US Congressmen came under attack while practicing for the annual US Congress Baseball game between Republicans and Democrats. And in San Francisco, UPS workers were [...]

How ALICE Training Made the Difference in Saving More Lives

February 17th, 2017|Comments Off on How ALICE Training Made the Difference in Saving More Lives

In January 2017, our world once again suffered senseless attacks on innocent victims. This time the victims were school children at their school, and they were attacked by a classmate. Activity that unfortunately has been [...]