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Surviving a School Shooting

April 17, 2007
By BILL REDEKER ABC News
http://abcnews.go.com

Imagine what students at Virginia Tech were thinking when they heard multiple gunshots ring out. Did they fear for their lives? Did they know what to do to survive? Imagine how you would react and what you would do if you were in their place. Could you quickly come up with a plan.

Some of the students barricaded themselves in a classroom only to discover that shots were fired through the door.

Bad idea? Good idea?

Security consultant John Nicoletti said he knew the answer. “Barricading yourself in a room is the second option you have when someone might be trying to kill you,” he told ABCNEWS.com. “The first option is to get out and get away.”

Nicoletti, who wrote two books on students surviving violence on campus — “Violence Goes to School” and “Violence Goes to College” — was on the scene at the Columbine High School massacre in Littleton, Colo., 20 minutes after the violence began. When it was over, seniors Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold had killed 12 students and one teacher, and left 23 others wounded in the 1999 attack, before committing suicide.

Nicoletti consulted with authorities and interviewed scores of students. He then chronicled his findings and those from every school shooting in modern history and discovered that students survived when they followed several different defensive options.

“There are five options, and we have listed them in the order of success,” he said. “First and foremost, you should try to get away. Those who have tried this have had the best survival rate.”

It’s a seemingly simple solution but not always possible. It can also lead to injuries when students jump from windows as they did at Virginia Tech and Columbine.

The U.S. Department Of Homeland Security states, in their “Active Shooter, How to Survive, step one is “Evacuate”. First and foremost you must escape the situation.

“This is an ingenious idea.

As a professional teacher for 34 years I can tell you that this idea needs to be implemented in every school built with more than one level. Teachers are worried. Students are worried. Parents are worried. This product could save countless lives in situations of more than one level and in single level buildings put roof access to every classroom and multiple slides in all directions to find safe havens for students and school personnel!”

~ EJ Smith, retired teacher of 34 years, firearms instructor for law enforcement and public clients, 25 years.

Testimonials

“This can and will restore a parent’s faith in their child’s safety while attending school. To not implement this product in every school nationwide would be a travesty! If we have the opportunity to save just one life with this product, than it is well worth it.”

~ Nicole C

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“From the instant your child lies in your arms, their safety is your greatest concern. The moment in which you leave your child at school for the first time is, not only a proud moment, but an extremely nervous one as well. As a parent you drop them off at school every morning in hopes that they are equally safe…as they would be at home, but in today’s society this is not always the case.

After being introduced to Slide To Safety, I can’t imagine a school without this wonderful invention. This can and will restore a parent’s faith in their child’s safety while attending school. To not implement this product in every school nationwide would be a travesty! If we have the opportunity to save just one life with this product, than it is well worth it.”

“Slide To Safety gives everyone a chance at survival. I believe it is the ultimate solution to escaping violence or danger, and it will definitely be an innovation that I will rally behind and support. My hope is that Slide To Safety becomes an integral part of every school and multiple-story building across the country.”

~ Karen Fisher

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“As a personal safety instructor and someone who is forever aware of my surroundings, I am constantly looking for exits in buildings such as grocery stores, shopping malls, schools, and even churches. I need to know where to go if I need to escape. When I enter multiple-story buildings, I know there will be no other way to escape if I am not on the ground floor, other than the fire escape stairs. But what if the stairs aren’t available?

I am also a mother of two, and I can’t help but worry how my children would escape in an active shooter scenario at school. It is unfortunate that we need to give our children direction on how to get away if a bad guy comes in. But that is the reality of our world. How do we give our children the means to escape?

Slide To Safety gives everyone a chance at survival. I believe it is the ultimate solution to escaping violence or danger, and it will definitely be an innovation that I will rally behind and support. My hope is that Slide To Safety becomes an integral part of every school and multiple-story building across the country.”

“When my family first learned of the ‘slide to safety’…our first thought was, “Why didn’t we have one of these during our disastrous R.V. fire? When you hear of people saying that campers literally become engulfed in flames in a matter of minutes…it’s true.”

~ Brooke G

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We were about to bed down for the night when we smelled a faint smell of smoke. We immediately began to frantically investigate and by the time we got out the front door, the entire side of our camper was already a fireball. We were very fortunate. You can bet our next R.V. will be equipped with a safety slide. In my opinion, they should be mandatory.

Brooke Graham
Country music recording artist

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