This is one of the most peculiar aspects of the event. I have been to many many shootings over the years. I work in one of the most violent communities on the West Coast. The police here ALWAYS have us (EMS) verify whether someone is dead. As you said many people who appear dead can still be saved... ESPECIALLY KIDS. We almost never leave the scene until we have put the bodies in body bags and loaded them up. Other than occasionally helping us with CPR, in 24 years I have never seen a police officer touch a dead body.
Since you have had experience with this kind of situation..what do you think the protocol would have been if the shooter is dead and that particular area is contained???
You go in, right???
But what if there was another shooter on the run somewhere in the vicinity in close proximity
Would you still go in or would they have you wait.
As the info stands now, if my child was a victim and his head wasn’t blown off or some other kind of wound like that..I would look at suing because my child might have been saved but for the fact that they didn’t allow rescue people into the building AND the teacher hadn’t been given the necessary key to lock the room down.