Western Illinois University: Macomb Campus
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Introduction: A History of Active Shooting
Presenter: Neal Merry
Although school shootings seem like a rather recent phenomenon, they have taken place for decades. Most individuals are too young to recall the Texas Bell Tower Sniper at the University of Texas in Austin who killed 14 people and injured dozens more in 1966, decades before Columbine. In his presentation, Neal Merry will present a short history of school shootings and acts of active mass murder to familiarize participants with the background on school shootings in the past and where we stand currently in relation to those events.