Active Shoorter Prevention at USMA

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  1. mako1017

    mako1017 New Member

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    My son is a cadet at West Point and I'm wondering if anyone knows what measures the Army is taking to minimize the risk of an active shooter scenario similar to what happened at the Naval Shipyard last month or Fort Bragg a few years ago.
     
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    Those measures, generally speaking, are not for public release.
     
  3. BigBear

    BigBear Class of 2015

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    They're on sharepoint :rolleyes:

    As of two years ago, the plan was to coordinate the active shooter with a day off and put the corps in mandatory PMI with doors locked about an hour before the "shooting" started
     
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    The public does not have access to your sharepoint, and I bet you'd find they're marked FOUO or LIMDIS.

    As far as what other agencies are doing, rest assured you don't have access to their full playbook.
     
  5. BigBear

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    Scout, I don't think the actual plan is on sharepoint. It was an inside joke referring to the active shooter exercise we did two years ago- the plan of where the active shooter would go, who would get shot when/where, who would "die" vs. need treatment, and when the MPs would show up was published on sharepoint several days before the event.
     
  6. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Active shooter responses training is contracted out. Yes unit specific stuff is LIMDIS or FOUO, but the general actions taken are not (and shouldn't be....)

    We had to watch a pretty creepy video at CGHQ. It wasn't a CG video, the training was contracted out.

    As far as official responses, those are generally kept at the first responder level.... not for everyone...
     
  7. MemberLG

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    Not to get into a technical discussion or a 2nd amendment discussion, basic active shooter measures are "active" or passive. If you think about who has guns, you should be able to answer your own question.
     
  8. tug_boat

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    Active Shooter...

    There are plans to keep your lil cadet safe and sound. There is nothing to fret about. The media takes advantage of peoples fear and plays it up. You lil cadet has a bigger risk of failing IOC than being injured by domestic terrorism on WP post.

    Push Hard, Press Forward
     
  9. Jcleppe

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    I'm sure the lil workers at the Navy Yard and the lil soldiers at Ft. Hood thought the same thing.

    Do agree that the risk is low.
     
  10. MemberLG

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    This is where I don't fault the media. I am sure there are plans, but not sure if those plans are feasible or realistic to keep all cadets safe. One advantage that terrorists has is that they only have to be successful once or hurt one person.

    There are more riskier things in life than domestic terrorism, but we spent more money to make people believe we are preventing domestic terrorism than spending that money somewhere else to save more lives.
     
  11. Packer

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    This is the goal of terrorism. They win anytime they influence our behavior and force us to make irrational(perhaps not the right word) decisions.
     
  12. MemberLG

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    Terrorists might win many battles, but I don't think they will ultimately achieve whatever wacky goals they have against the United States.

    If the United States falls as a country, it will be due to internal forces, not external forces.
     
  13. Packer

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    Agree.
     
  14. tug_boat

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    Off track....

    West Point being the oldest operating post that is guarded by armed security with its own fire department, again your cadet is well cared for. The chances of your cadet mouthing off to a upperclassmen, back talking his TAC, failing a class, honor violation are much more of danger to him.

    Push Hard, Press Forward
     

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