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Old 06-28-2016, 07:31 PM   #121
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Old 06-28-2016, 07:38 PM   #122
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Where'd you see that? I still see 28 and 31 and hope it stops there.
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When I worked at our local mall, I had a few days where I'd think about ways to escape in case something like that ever happened there. Given how...off...a few customers I encountered were (one particularly notable experience sticks out in my mind as THE creepiest customer encounter I've ever had), and how often people brought gun magazines at our store, it wasn't all that hard to imagine such a scenario happening.

Horrifying news about the Istanbul bombing, too. Should we have another thread for any further discussion of that, I wonder?
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Old 06-28-2016, 07:46 PM   #124
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It's sad all around. My fiance and I were out for ice cream last weekend and an awkward person with a big bag was sitting two tables away from us. Seemed far fetched that someone in Wisconsin would shoot up an ice cream parlor, but you just never know any more.

We decided to move to the patio because at least we figured if she started shooting up the place, we'd have enough of a head start to get out of there safely.
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Old 06-28-2016, 08:10 PM   #125
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Where'd you see that? I still see 28 and 31 and hope it stops there.

Daily Mail. 36 confirmed. Expected to rise above 50 by morning. I guess the injuries are beyond repair. Likely people on life support. Saw the headline.


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Old 06-28-2016, 08:23 PM   #126
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Considering there was a shooting at the prom in fucking tiny Antigo of all places, yes, I agree with you.

I had a dream a few weeks ago that there was an active shooter at work. That was really disturbing.

And then I started thinking about it (not the first time I'd thought of it). I work for a very well-known company who puts itself out there publicly on certain issues, and it's not hard to imagine some whackjob would target us - more likely a store than our corporate office, but again, you never know.

And this week, new in the building, are updated emergency procedures, including, of course, what to do in case of a shooter.

I don't want to live on this planet in this country anymore.

I work at a University and it definitely crosses my mind at times. Some of the students we have had to send home are scary. We even have active shooter drills. Heck they are more commen than our earthquake drills. What a world.
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Heck they are more commen than our earthquake drills. What a world.
Understandable. I mean, an earthquake in your area is extremely unlikely.
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One of the universities in Melbourne normally has a mid-year Gallipoli trip, and many students would have been arriving in Istanbul today. Fortunately it was cancelled this year.

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Considering there was a shooting at the prom in fucking tiny Antigo of all places, yes, I agree with you.

I had a dream a few weeks ago that there was an active shooter at work. That was really disturbing.

And then I started thinking about it (not the first time I'd thought of it). I work for a very well-known company who puts itself out there publicly on certain issues, and it's not hard to imagine some whackjob would target us - more likely a store than our corporate office, but again, you never know.

And this week, new in the building, are updated emergency procedures, including, of course, what to do in case of a shooter.

I don't want to live on this planet in this country anymore.

At my current work we joke about where we would hide and barricade ourselves if there was suddenly a zombie apocalypse. If I were in the States I suspect I would make far more serious, tangible plans for what to do if there were a shooter, and it doesn't particularly make me want to ever look for jobs there.
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We had active shooter situation drills at my schools since even before 9/11. They had code phrases they would announce over the loudspeaker to indicate what type of drill it was.
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Yeah, events like Columbine played a big role in that. I don't remember our school having active shooter drills, but I do remember teachers being more scrutinizing of students, and constant locker searches (often those were for drugs, but after Columbine and Jonesboro and such, I don't doubt they were looking for weapons, too) and whatnot. I think my sister did have to learn a couple lockdown drills when she was in school, though.

I also remember kids occasionally calling in fake bomb threats after Columbine. That was charming .
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2 suicide bombers hit the security lines. Turkey has had its rash of terrorism that goes under reported, probably because it's the crossroads of civilization and not in the industrialized west. However, this time I expect more coverage since they hit the international gateway to Turkey and some of the dead are likely to be foreign nationals.


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My high school had lockdown drills in the early 2000s, I suppose because everybody was a little rattled after Port Arthur and Columbine. But fire drills were much more common, and everywhere I've ever worked has only run fire drills.
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My high school had an active shooter lockdown once. Not on the campus but just outside, so they locked down anyways.
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Considering there was a shooting at the prom in fucking tiny Antigo of all places, yes, I agree with you.

I had a dream a few weeks ago that there was an active shooter at work. That was really disturbing.

And then I started thinking about it (not the first time I'd thought of it). I work for a very well-known company who puts itself out there publicly on certain issues, and it's not hard to imagine some whackjob would target us - more likely a store than our corporate office, but again, you never know.

And this week, new in the building, are updated emergency procedures, including, of course, what to do in case of a shooter.

I don't want to live on this planet in this country anymore.

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