This Week in School and Campus Safety

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This Weekly Update by the Illinois School and Campus Safety Program links to the newly released report by the FBI on active shooter incidents in 2022; shares information on grants and scholarships from the STOP THE BLEED® Project, and promotes the upcoming classes on Preventing Targeted Violence Through Leakage and Cyber Investigations and Campus Threat Assessment & Management.

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Illinois School and Campus Safety Program
FBI Releases Report on Active Shooter Incidents in 2022

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has released the report Active Shooter Incidents in the United States in 2022. The report provides incident statistics, information on the shooters, location information, and more. For 2022, 50 shootings are designated as active shooter incidents in the report. The 50 incidents resulted in 213 people being wounded and 100 people being killed. The incident on Central Avenue in Highland Park, IL had the highest casualty count; the incident at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX had the second highest. For 2022, 47 of the 50 shooters were male, the "predominant age group was 19-24" (16 of the shooters fall in that age range), three shooters were 18 or younger, and four of the shootings occurred at educational locations.
STOP THE BLEED Project Grants and Scholarships

The STOP THE BLEED® Project has grant opportunities and scholarship opportunities available with upcoming deadlines of May 31st, 2023.

The two Response Point Technologies Grants include the STOP THE BLEED® Response Station Grant and the STOP THE BLEED® Cabinet Grant. To learn more about both grant opportunities, click here.

The STOP THE BLEED® Scholarship Program opportunities include National Scholarships and Front Line Families Scholarships. For the National Scholarships, high school students can choose between making a video or writing an essay on "why your local or state government should adopt STOP THE BLEED® legislation." For the Front Line Families Scholarships, high school students who have a parent or guardian who is a front line worker can apply by either making a video or writing an essay on "what your parent(s) or guardian(s) have been doing on their frontline and what you learned from that." To learn more about the scholarship opportunities, click here.
Upcoming Session of Campus Threat Assessment and Management May 31st-June 1st in Charleston

The Illinois School and Campus Safety Program is pleased to announce the class Campus Threat Assessment and Management will be held May 31st-June 1st, 2023, in Charleston, IL. This two-day workshop for institutions of higher education featuring Gene Deisinger, Ph.D will help participants to better understand the dynamics of targeted violence and to develop and enhance strategies for early identification, assessment, and intervention with concerning situations. For more information and to register, click here.
Upcoming Sessions of Preventing Targeted Violence Through Leakage
and Cyber Investigations in Normal, Edwardsville, and Moline

The Illinois School and Campus Safety Program is pleased to announce three additional sessions of the Preventing Targeted Violence Through Leakage and Cyber Investigations class including:




This class includes:
• Why it is important NOT to disregard information given to LEO or school officials.
• What the term "Leakage" means and how we can interpret the information.
• Learn free and open source online investigative tools into social networks and App generated phone numbers.
• Learn to identify and collect cyber evidence to identify suspects.
• Learn the three-step process in investigating internet crimes.
• Learn the importance of Preservation, Exigent Circumstances, and Search Warrants.
• Learn how to obtain IP's, screen names, screen captures, and email headers.
• State laws: Terrorist Threat, Falsely Making a Terrorist Threat, Swatting, and Causing a Catastrophe.
• Suspect search warrant, arrest, interrogation, and mental health evaluation.
• Examine a successful cyber-crime case study investigation from start to finish.

Please note: attendees will need to bring either a PC laptop or a MacBook to the class. Chromebooks, tablets, and IPads will not work.
Upcoming Session of Campus Threat Assessment and Management July 11th-12th in Chicago Heights

The Illinois School and Campus Safety Program is pleased to announce the class Campus Threat Assessment and Management will be held July 11-12, 2023, in Chicago Heights, IL. This two-day workshop for institutions of higher education featuring Gene Deisinger, Ph.D will help participants to better understand the dynamics of targeted violence and to develop and enhance strategies for early identification, assessment, and intervention with concerning situations. For more information and to register, click here.
Illinois School and Campus Safety Program www.ilschoolsafety.org