FBI leaders and law enforcement officials met to discuss the prevalence of school shootings. In a majority of the cases, there were warning signs on display by the shooters. It is necessary to study the trends and similarities in order to come up with plans to prevent future tragedies.
During a mass shooting, the most effective place to focus is on the patients not the perpetrators. If civilians and first responders are equipped with how to handle trauma, they can be instrumental in saving lives.
It's not just the news headlines. The FBI's annual Crime in the United States report found a 3.4% increase in violent crime vs. last year and a nearly 10% increase in murder and nonnegligent manslaughter rates.