Conduct research online or in your library to discover what actions the Virginia Tech massacre prompted key stakeholders to take. Consider actions taken by emergency services organizations, university administrators, Virginia’s state government, families of the victims and the shooter, and mental health professionals.
Do you think that police and security measures and responses were appropriate? Why or why not? If not, what would have constituted more appropriate responses from police and university security personnel?
1. Identify an upcoming mega event. What security issues do you foresee? How can these issues be addressed?
2. In your view, were any or all of the killings at Virginia Tech preventable? If so, what could have been done to prevent them, and by whom?