Advance Planning is Critical to Colleges In Dealing With Campus Violence

Felipe H. Chia
Professor of Management and Marketing
HACC, Harrisburg, Pa.

Many Americans tend to see the United States as an invincible colossus, a perception that is far different from what our adversaries tend to see when they look at America. That image was shattered on Sept. 11, 2001 when the jetliners crashed into the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon and into a field in Shanksville, Pa., killing nearly 3,000 Americans.

On April 16, 2007, college administrators were shocked into the reality that their campuses could be targeted when student Sueng-Hui Cho killed 32 people and wounded dozens of others in two separate attacks on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., before killing himself. The massacre was the deadliest peacetime shooting incident by a single gunman in United States history, on or off a school campus… Read More

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