Saturday, August 30, 2008

Stop, Drop and Fight Back

As college students return to campus this fall, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel featured just the kind of story that will be of interest to students, faculty, staff and parents alike -- What are colleges doing to prepare those on campus for a shooting?

It's a grim reality, but after incidents at Virginia Tech and Northern Illinois, it's something that many campuses are trying face head on. What's most interesting in this story is how the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is making awareness part of the orientation received by all incoming freshman.

The 20-minute video and program, "Shots Fired on Campus," not only shows students how to take cover and make a barricade against a shooter but also how to fight back if needed.

This would be an ideal story for local journalists to adapt for college students, staff and community members in the Albany-Corvallis area.


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