The earliest known shooting to happen on school property in the United States, was the Pontiac’s Rebellion school massacre on July 26, 1764, where three men entered the schoolhouse near present-day Greencastle, Pennsylvania, shot and killed schoolmaster Enoch Brown, and killed ten children. Only one child survived.
The Columbine High School massacre was aschool shooting that occurred on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School in Columbine, Jefferson County Colorado. In addition to the shootings, the complex and highly planned attack involved a fire bomb to divert firefighters, propane tanks converted to bombs placed in the cafeteria, 99 explosive devices, and bombs rigged in cars. The perpetrators, two senior students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, murdered a total of 12 students and one teacher. They injured 21 additional people, with three others being injured while attempting to escape the school. The pair then committed suicide.
The Virginia Tech shooting (also known as the Virginia Tech massacre) was a school shooting that took place on April 16, 2007, on the campus of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia. Seung-Hui Cho, a senior at Virginia Tech, shot and killed 32 people and wounded 17 others in two separate attacks, approximately two hours apart, before committing suicide (another six people were injured escaping from classroom windows). The attack is the deadliest shooting incident by a single gunman in U.S. history and one of the deadliest by a single gunman worldwide.
On December 14, 2012 Newtown, Connecticut. Adam Lanza, aged 20, killed 20 students, 6 school personnel’s, wounded 2 teachers before committing suicide at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. The incident was the deadliest mass shooting at a high school or grade school in U.S. history and the second-deadliest mass shooting by a single person in U.S. history, after the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings.
It’s well overdue for changes in our school system for the safety of our community, children and school personnel. It’s our moral obligation to protect our children, and ensure a safe learning environment for all.
Virtual Command is a unique and profound technology that will be pinnacle in the handling of Active Shooter incidences. It is with great pleasure that SIS introduces this new technology called NetTalon Virtual Command System and we look forward to it being the Safe School Initiative going forward.
The NetTalon’s Virtual Command is the first integrated security response system designed to give responding officers the ability to disrupt and/or stop the attack prior to arriving on the scene. The goal of the Virtual Command system is to mitigate the loss of life in an active shooter scenario, doing so by giving the potential victims the protection they need and giving the first responders the intelligence they need to end a situation without casualties. Virtual Command is a trademarked and patented comprehensive set of integrated hardware, software, communication, tracking and mitigation tools with the capability of placing the first respondents virtually on scene within three seconds of the initial alarm. This is accomplished by connecting client sites to their local law enforcement departments (Police, Sheriff, State Police), Fire Dept and EMS through a 24X7 VPN. The capabilities of the Virtual Command technology is endless. Currently, the Virtual Command technology is being used in Dubai, in homes of executives and our confidential clients. Virtual Command technology instantaneously identifies any security breaches and facilitates in the dismantling of the attack.
After learning about this technological system and understanding it’s capabilities, SIS made a moral obligation to endorse the Virtual Command System. SIS wholeheartedly supports and admires the Nettalon Virtual Command System.
Virtual Command was created to alter the series of events like those which occurred with Sandy Hook Elementary, Columbine High School Massacre, Virginia Tech Massacre and other previous school tragedies. We definitely need this system in all educational institutions nationwide. Up to date, we are unaware of any other system that has been developed to handle Active Shooter Incidents. How do we disrupt the shooter’s timeline and close the gap of killings within the first 5 minutes of attack? Now we have a solution; the NetTalon Virtual Command System is the future of protecting our children.
Even though we will never be able to get into the perpetrator(s) mind before the attack, we can reduce the risk to others by being proactive. This is the first line of defense in an effort to mitigate the risk of active shooter incidents.
We are certain that the NetTalon VIRTUAL COMMAND system will be seen as the gold standard in America as the best practice for safety in schools. With cooperation from parents, school administrations, law enforcement, Homeland Security and government officials, the Virtual Command system can make a significant difference. In an effort to show respect and appreciation for our Armed Forces, Net Talon is a supporter of WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT and has contracted to use members from the organization at the Call Centers for Virtual Command throughout the country.
SIS and and NetTalon have a working relationship that we look forward to intergrating into the security arena. The technology can assist in diminishing workplace violence, securing government buildings and facilities, protecting private corporations, safeguarding museums, US Embassies, dignitary/diplomats, executive protection for high profile families, countermeasures in high threat areas globally, and much more.
Mike Kersey, Montgomery County Deputy Sheriff, Team Leader Multi-Jurisdictional SWAT from Indiana, has a passion for wanting to keep our kids, teachers and school personnel safe. He stated “we are attempting to create a paradigm change in the industry of how we protect our public places.” It is the right thing to do and we have a moral obligation to provide safety for our children.” The Indiana Sheriff’s Association is leading the efforts with their best practice solution integrating the technology, protocols and training. The efforts will increase the operational tempo and the safety of current law enforcement tactics.
We at SIS share the same passion about safeguarding our children as Mr. Kersey. We believe that “every child and teacher has a right to be safe in the educational environment.” People have not seen the full capabilities of this technology. As time moves on and we are able to integrate it into mainstream living, the full benefits will be revealed.
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