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UNCG will simulate gun attack (Simulated Campus Shooting)
http://www.news-record.com ^ | 1/4/07 | Amanda Lehmert

Posted on 01/04/2008 8:45:04 AM PST by Rb ver. 2.0

GREENSBORO — Don't be alarmed if you see sharpshooters poised on rooftops at UNCG on Monday.

In the shadow of last April's attack at Virginia Tech, UNCG will host an exercise that will simulate a gunman attacking the campus.

Hundreds of local law enforcement and public safety officials, university employees and volunteers from the community will participate in the training, which will test the university's ability to respond to this type of emergency.

"There are a lot of systems that we want to practice so we know how to do the right things," said Bruce Griffin, assistant vice chancellor for environmental safety at UNCG.

The north part of the campus will be cordoned off during the exercise, which will last from about 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.

UNCG officials began planning the exercise in 2006 after an inmate escaped from custody and killed two people before being caught near Virginia Tech.

The shooting rampage that left 33 people dead on the same campus last year only reinforced the need for this kind of effort, said Maj. James Herring, assistant chief of police for the UNCG Police Department.

The university has done tabletop exercises in which leaders talk through what might happen in such a situation.

This time, the gunman will be a real person and the police will respond the way they are trained — even though the scenario will be an act. Students and residents have volunteered to help in the effort.

"We'll have bad guys and we'll have victims," Herring said. "We'll do it so it tests several levels of law enforcement response."

The UNCG police, Greensboro Police Department and Guilford County Sheriff's Office and other first responders will participate in the exercise, which will test how the agencies work together, Herring said.

The exercise also will be a chance for university employees to try out their emergency roles.

For instance, volunteers have been tapped to play parents who want information about students. University employees will staff phone lines and set up Web sites and emergency radio transmissions to keep the campus community informed.

Representatives from colleges and universities across the county have been invited to watch the exercise, Griffin said.

"It is really meant to be a learning experience for a lot of people," Griffin said.


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; armedcitizen; banglist; ccw; rkba; unc; virginiatech
School's out for the Christmas break.
1 posted on 01/04/2008 8:45:06 AM PST by Rb ver. 2.0
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

How about a simulation where the college’s administration actually recognizes the warning signs of a potential violent act by one of it’s students?


2 posted on 01/04/2008 8:47:12 AM PST by Slapshot68
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

Will there be video of this??????? I had the idea that if somebody could make a good video of this, then present it to Congress, showing the fallacy of college gun-free zones.

And malls

And churches

And high schools


3 posted on 01/04/2008 8:49:46 AM PST by wastedyears (Tell me why I had to be a powerslave... Iron Maiden March 14th, 2008)
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To: wastedyears

It will be on the local news websites the evening after it happens. I’ll link to it.


4 posted on 01/04/2008 8:54:04 AM PST by Rb ver. 2.0 (Global warming is the new Marxism.)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0
For instance, volunteers have been tapped to play parents who want information about students. University employees will staff phone lines and set up Web sites and emergency radio transmissions to keep the campus community informed.

Here's an idea: put some volunteers out there with concealed weapons. Those with concealed weapons don't know who the perp is and vice verse. Let's see how long it takes for an armed citizen to put an end to the assault.

5 posted on 01/04/2008 8:54:06 AM PST by randog (What the...?!)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

Wanna lay odds that the “perp” will be a crazed white-supremacist Christian?


6 posted on 01/04/2008 8:56:02 AM PST by twntaipan (To say someone is a liar and a Democrat is to be redundant.)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

You are a kind person.


7 posted on 01/04/2008 8:56:26 AM PST by wastedyears (Tell me why I had to be a powerslave... Iron Maiden March 14th, 2008)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0
Seems like a lot of work for such a short simulation. The first simulated student nearby with a carry permit and a weapon will take the simulated attacker out within the first minute.

</sarc>

8 posted on 01/04/2008 8:56:38 AM PST by Turbopilot (iumop ap!sdn w,I 'aw dlaH)
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To: randog

“Let’s see how long it takes for an armed citizen to put an end to the assault.”

On the UNCG campus that might take a while. It’s moonbat/gay city over there.


9 posted on 01/04/2008 8:57:49 AM PST by Rb ver. 2.0 (Global warming is the new Marxism.)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

What is a “gun attack”?

Is that like an SUV rampage?


10 posted on 01/04/2008 8:58:29 AM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

***What is a “gun attack”?

Is that like an SUV rampage?***

Ala Maximum Overdrive


11 posted on 01/04/2008 9:02:41 AM PST by wastedyears (Tell me why I had to be a powerslave... Iron Maiden March 14th, 2008)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

Sharpshooter good, sniper bad. Armed police officers on campus good, armed citizens on campus bad. Sheeple reliant on government saviors good, self-reliance and self-empowerment bad.


12 posted on 01/04/2008 9:08:03 AM PST by coloradan (Failing to protect the liberties of your enemies establishes precedents that will reach to yourself.)
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To: coloradan

I consider a sharpshooter to be somebody more than averagely proficient with an automatic weapon, ie. an M-16. I consider a sniper to be somebody using a dedicated sniper rifle, such as a bolt-action.


13 posted on 01/04/2008 9:13:38 AM PST by wastedyears (Tell me why I had to be a powerslave... Iron Maiden March 14th, 2008)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

Save a lot of bucks, save a lot of lives, save a lot of training. Arm the students! Problem solved.


14 posted on 01/04/2008 9:16:14 AM PST by Eastbound
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To: twntaipan

A homeschooler.


15 posted on 01/04/2008 9:26:47 AM PST by DBrow
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To: Turbopilot
“The first simulated student nearby with a carry permit and a weapon “

Now that would be funny. If I were a “volunteer”, I might pack a paintball gun or squirtgun filled with ink. Then, when the Sudden Jihad Moment breaks, I’d issue a mighty battle cry* and ink the perp in the heart (twice, then ink him in the head).

Then what would the rest of the simulation be? Probably just put on hold until they wipe the ink off, then they’d continue after I was hauled off in ‘cuffs, and MSM would rewind the tape so nobody would know.

*You (deleted), you killed Kenny!

16 posted on 01/04/2008 9:31:15 AM PST by DBrow
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

This should keep the drama students busy.


17 posted on 01/04/2008 9:34:49 AM PST by Niteranger68 (Questions are free. Answers are $1. Correct answers are $5.)
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To: twntaipan
Wanna lay odds that the “perp” will be a crazed white-supremacist Christian?
You left "Male" and "pick-up/windowless van driving" out of the description of the miscreant.
18 posted on 01/04/2008 11:22:23 AM PST by SWO
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To: wastedyears

Video as promised: http://www.digtriad.com/video/default.aspx?aid=185684&cat=57&storyid=95824


19 posted on 01/08/2008 4:40:40 AM PST by Rb ver. 2.0 (Global warming is the new Marxism.)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

SWEET thank you, I’ll watch that when I have sound at home.

(Which won’t be long)


20 posted on 01/08/2008 6:33:31 AM PST by wastedyears (This is my BOOMSTICK)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

Virginia Tech my ass. UNC-G had a shooting in a dorm a month before the VT shootings. The son of the NC State basketball coach was arrested for the crime.


21 posted on 01/08/2008 6:38:33 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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