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Active shooter training on Thursday, April 4 in Roth Cafe. MIKE ADAMS/THE STATESMAN

What’s the real purpose of active shooter training?

Mike Adams April 9, 2019
The fact is, there’s really no effective way to prepare for such a lethal and unpredictable event and seminars like these only serve to give students a false sense of safety.
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A woman holding a candle at a vigil for the Chapel Hill shooting victims in 2015. On March 26, 2019, Stony Brook students gathered for another vigil for the Christchurch, New Zealand shooting victims. HEATHER KHALIFA/ STATESMAN FILE

What are we doing to prevent school shootings?

Andrew Goldstein February 15, 2018
The Stony Brook University Police Department has a website dedicated to Active Shooter Programs, along with a video about active shooter preparedness — instructing viewers how to act if an active shooter situation occurs on campus.
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BB Pistol with CO2 cartridges and BBs. HUSTVEDT/GFDL

University Police should be lauded, not feared

Joseph Konig November 18, 2014

The Statesman ran an article last week on the front page regarding Stony Brook University’s Police Department and its preparations for incidents like the possibility of an active shooter on campus. According...

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BB Pistol with CO2 cartridges and BBs. HUSTVEDT/GFDL

University Police working with Suffolk Police to minimize chances of active shooter on campus

David Vertsberger November 11, 2014
The FBI released a study this past September of 160 active shooter incidents from 2000 to 2013, 12 of which took place at institutions of higher education.
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