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Evansville Police Department Sponsoring Upcoming Seminar on School Shootings

Connecticut Community Copes With Aftermath Of Elementary School Mass Shooting
NEWTOWN, CT – DECEMBER 16: Twenty seven wooden stand in a yard down the street from the Sandy Hook School December 16, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. Twenty-six people were shot dead, including twenty children, after a gunman identified as Adam Lanza opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Lanza also reportedly had committed suicide at the scene. A 28th person, believed to be Nancy Lanza, found dead in a house in town, was also believed to have been shot by Adam Lanza. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Taking place at Ivy Tech Community College on 1st Avenue in Evansville July 10th and 11th, the seminar is open to school administrators and law enforcement officers, and will focus on the history of school shootings, the psychology of shooters, and more.

The increase in gun violence on school campus’ such as Sandy Hook and Virginia Tech among others over the past several years has forced law enforcement agencies and school corporations across the country to prepare for the potential threat in their own communities.

The seminar, titled “The 10 Worst School Attacks & Lessons Learned” is a traveling seminar hosted by The Shomette Group, a Virginia-based organization founded 17 years ago by former police officer, Don Shomette, that “reduces violence in schools across the nation by influencing human behavior and reshaping the environment.”

The Evansville seminar will cover a wide array of topics all associated with school shootings over the course of eight hours each day including the difference between targeted and random violence, why kids kill and the psychology of murder, and how to identify, intervene, and stabilize a person who is planning to attack your school.

The EPD is strongly encouraging School Resource and Liaison Officers, Principals, Vice-Principals, Superintendents, Sheriffs, Police Chiefs, DARE Officers, Police Supervisors, School Safety Teams, and Other School Leaders attend this informative and educational seminar in order to be properly prepared in the event a tragedy takes place here in our own backyard.

There is a registration fee of $245 per person, or $225 for agencies that send three or more people. If you or someone you know work in the law enforcement or education field, and are interested in attending, register online at

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