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(Boston Herald)   MIT officials are now under fire for not going full retard on yesterdays' bogus shooter claim   (bostonherald.com) divider line 57
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2013-02-24 10:10:42 PM  
Meh, they did OK for a VoTech.
 
2013-02-24 11:23:43 PM  
It was 7:30 on a Saturday morning. I'm guessing the decision-makers in this scenario all had to be contacted at home or at whatever hotel in whatever time zone they're currently in, briefed on the situation, connect with one another, reach a decision, and then send out the warning.

I'm also guessing steps 2-5 were achieved in about ten minutes.
 
2013-02-25 12:23:53 AM  

miniflea: That better than my school's plan. They essentially told us to drop everything and run away, every man for himself.



^ That is a very good plan. Seriously.
 
2013-02-25 12:26:21 AM  
 Ialways figured an MIT shooting would involve nuclear weapons and railguns.
 
2013-02-25 03:40:03 AM  

Yogimus: miniflea: That better than my school's plan. They essentially told us to drop everything and run away, every man for himself.


^ That is a very good plan. Seriously.


I suppose it is.  Rubs me the wrong way though, running away and possibly leaving others to die.
 
2013-02-25 02:38:48 PM  

ladyfortuna: When AU had their false alarm in ~2008 (nerf stuff, Humans Vs. Zombies game), someone I knew was a secretary there at the time, and she had a security guy charge into the room, gun drawn, looking for the 'shooter'. She said it was absolutely terrifying. From what she described of that and just general panic by the professors, it sounded to me like they didn't have a very good tactical plan in place. Maybe MIT has a similar problem but with emphasis on lack of tactical...

I like my school's plan; when the alert goes out, barricade the door, and if the guy gets in, a select group is to pile on and attempt to take his gun in order to protect the rest of the students... though hopefully I'll never see this implemented.


How is this select group selected?  Do they have practice pile-ons?  Do they get hazard pay?  Do you have a dedicated barricade in each classroom?
 
2013-02-25 09:41:58 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: ladyfortuna: When AU had their false alarm in ~2008 (nerf stuff, Humans Vs. Zombies game), someone I knew was a secretary there at the time, and she had a security guy charge into the room, gun drawn, looking for the 'shooter'. She said it was absolutely terrifying. From what she described of that and just general panic by the professors, it sounded to me like they didn't have a very good tactical plan in place. Maybe MIT has a similar problem but with emphasis on lack of tactical...

I like my school's plan; when the alert goes out, barricade the door, and if the guy gets in, a select group is to pile on and attempt to take his gun in order to protect the rest of the students... though hopefully I'll never see this implemented.

How is this select group selected?  Do they have practice pile-ons?  Do they get hazard pay?  Do you have a dedicated barricade in each classroom?


I'm not sure if there is a set criteria, but the first prof I had go over it (Vietnam vet, no nonsense kind of guy) pointed out the biggest guys in the room and told them they were 'it' and should sit up front. He also mentioned throwing whatever was handy at the gunman's head. The second guy was a relatively short hippy-type math teacher who asked who in the room had military or sports experience, then said that was the team. Found out that day that my stats class had a lot of potential ass-kickers; baseball, wrestling, and someone who did kick-boxing, eight people in all. I have Army experience but I'm sure the athletes would have been better choices; I'm mostly useless unless I have a firearm at this point.
 
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