A Research On Active Shooting

1469 Words Apr 24th, 2016 6 Pages
Before I begin to present my research on active shooting, I need to define exactly what an active shooter is. According to Domestic Security Alliance Council an active shooter is, “ an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and other populated areas,” (FBI 1). Because there are many different definitions of active shooters, there are many different statistics. According to the FBI data chart, that will be presented at the end of this research, there was 26 Active shootings in the year of 2010; where in the New York City Police Department (NYPD) study of active shootings there was 20 active shootings in the year of 2010. Note that the New York City Police Department Also Has A little bit of a different definition of what active shooting is. “NYPD has limited this definition to include only those cases that spill beyond an intended victim to others,” (NYPD 1). A definition alone will not help you to define active shooting, but the history of a few active shooting situations will help. My first story starts off in the city of San Diego, California at the Cleveland Elementary School. The shooter went by the name Brenda Spencer. She was 16 years old at the time she committed this crime. The day was Monday, January 29, 1979. Around 8:30 A.M. as children and parents began to walk into the school, Spencer was on the other side of the street at her house shooting at the school with a .22 caliber rifle. After firing rounds and rounds of…
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