By: Kristen Swiger
The LSU Police Department launched a new video on their website to help prepare students for potential shooting incidents on campus.
“Shots Fired” is a step-by-step video tutorial on what actions to take if a shooter were to ever enter a classroom. Kevin Scott, LSU-PD detective sergeant, said the online video was a long time coming, and the best way to reach tech-savvy students on-campus.
“If we didn’t think it was the right thing to do then we wouldn’t have done it, and I think we have taken the first step towards that. Is that the final step, absolutely not,” said Scott.
The Police Department also works with a program called C.A.R.E. Jennie Stewart, C.A.R.E. manager, said the program was created to provide students with resources to help them cope with anything from daily stress to odd behavior patterns.
“We want to get them connected with campus where they identify that they’re part of a community, and when you feel more connected to a community, you are more invested as a citizen,” said Stewart.
LSU-PD works with C.A.R.E on a regular basis to help students who might portray warning behaviors. In addition, the LSU-PD website allows students to use anonymous tip reporting, as well as search for crime alerts in their area. To view the video, go to http://www.lsu.edu/shotsfired.