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1 RECOGNIZING THREATS AND SURVIVING WORKPLACE VIOLENCE

2 Terror at Columbine

3 IF YOU SEE SOMETHING SAY SOMETHING this is everyones responsibility

4 One UniversalEmotional Leakage "...is it normal to want to kill ALL of ur coworkers? Maybe but Im actually in a position where I can," he tweeted on June 1, 2009,

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7 Gun Related Violence In US killed daily 11,206 killed 21,228 injured 18,689 suicides

8 Victims of 16 Mass Shootings – Number Of People Killed With Guns Since Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting December 14,

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10 Church Indianapolis pastor shot and killed May 19, 2012 Police: Homeless man shot 2 at Maryland church – May 4, 2012 Sikh Temple massacre in Wisconsin 6 killed, 3 wounded - August 5, 2012

11 Elementary School 154 Rounds and 5 minutes later 20 FIRST GRADERS AND 6 educators are slaughtered

12 Aurora Colorado Theater Massacre 90 seconds from first 911 call to police arrival 12 Killed 58 Wounded If you cant get out, lay on the ground and dont move

13 Navy Yard Shooting 12 Killed 8 Wounded END THE TORMENT

14 4 Dead, 3 Wounded in Wisconsin Mall Shooting October 22, Dead, 1 wounded in Oregon Mall Shooting December 13, 2012

15 Albuquerque Shooting: Emcore Corporation 'Chaos' Leaves 3 Dead, 4 Injured because of a child custody suit 'Heroic actions' reduced Emcore tragedy

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17 FACES OF INNOCENCE

18 SURVIVORS

19 Profile of a shooter? Race? Age? Income?

20 Profiles are useless

21 Myths about mass murderers They just snapped They were on drugs during event Only crazy people kill Psychotic individuals cannot plan in a precise and methodical manner Low IQ Only use guns was-same-day-as-sandy-hook/index.html was-same-day-as-sandy-hook/index.html

22 26% of mass shootings begin with homicide of guardians

23 TRIGGERS INTERNAL VS. EXTERNAL THREATS DOMESTIC ISSUES WORKPLACE ISSUES TRAUMATIC EVENTS SUBSTANCE ABUSE

24 STUDENT STRESSORS FINANCES GRADES CULTURE SHOCK RELATIONSHIPS ROOMMATE CONFLICTS TIME MANAGEMENT

25 SIGNS If you ask people if there is anyone in their life that they suspect could be involved in an active shooter situation, most could come up with a name.

26 WHOLE PERSON CONCEPT Recognizing gradual or sudden changes of behavior SUBSTANCE ABUSE US vs. THEM MENTALITY BOASTING OF WEAPONS/SUBTLE THREATS/VIOLENT FANTASIES REBELLION AGAINST AUTHORITY VIEWING EVERYTHING AS NEGATIVE SUDDEN CHANGES IN DEMEANOR ABSENTEEISM/LOW PRODUCTIVITY ANGER ANXIETY DEPRESSION ISOLATED/WITHDRAWN NEGLECT IN PERSONAL APPEARANCE CHANGE IN APPETITE QUICK TEMPER MOODY OVERREACTION FEELING OVERWHELMED HAS A PLAN TO SOLVE ALL PROBLEMS EMPATHY FOR INDIVIDUALS COMMITTING VIOLENCE PARANOID

27 First Mass Shooting Andrew Phillip Kehoe May Bath School Disaster – Michigan Killed 44 (38 children, 7-12 years old) Injured 58 "Criminals are made, not born"

28 University of Texas Tower Sniper Charles Joseph Whitman August 1, 1966 Killed 17 (incl wife and mother) Wounded 32 2 hours Observable behavior (dolly, guns, food) Fatal brain tumor

29 33 DEAD SHOT 3 TIMES EACH/ 28 SHOT IN HEAD 5 FACULTY 27 STUDENTS 1 SHOOTER 25 WOUNDED

30 McDonalds Massacre July 1984 Hunting People 22 Killed (from 8 months old to 74 years old) Wife of shooter tried to sue McDonalds saying Chicken McNuggets caused his psychosis

31 Victims: UNM Professor And Student Jealous ex-boyfriend stalked UNM English Professor, Hector Torres and Stefania Gray, Graduate Student and shot them to death in their home Police found a classroom number in Ortega Hall where Torres was teaching an English class written down in the killers home

32 NM Schools have never had one right? November 20, 1999 Deming Middle School 12 year old shoots 13 year old female student in head School officials had heard a lot of stories Was going to kill himself at school but the gun moved "According to some of the other kids he would get violent because since his mother died recently, they would say stuff about his mother," said the father, a 36- year-old mechanic and construction worker. He said his son no longer wanted to go to school in the United States and had complained that other kids were bothering him.

33 What percentage of students feel they have been bullied? 75%

34 DEFINITION OF BULLYING BIG RED POLICY 2240 Repeated mistreatment by verbal abuse, threatening, intimidating, humiliating conduct or sabotage that creates or promotes an adverse and counterproductive environment, so as to interfere with or undermine legitimate University learning, teaching and/or operations. PHYSICAL VERBAL NONVERBAL ANONYMOUS THREATENING A PERSONS JOB OR WELL -BEING

35 CYBER BULLYING

36 Bullying in the NFL? Voic "Hey, wassup, you half n----- piece of s---. I saw you on Twitter, you been training 10 weeks. [I want to] s--- in your f---ing mouth. [I'm going to] slap your f---ing mouth." "[I'm going to] slap your real mother across the face [laughter]." "F--- you, you're still a rookie. I'll kill you."

37 1987 STATEMENT ON PROFESSIONAL ETHICS Professors avoid any exploitation, harassment, or discriminatory treatment of students. Professors do not discriminate against or harass colleagues. Bullying is unacceptable in all working, learning, and service interactions. University is committed to providing a respectful campus, free of bullying in all of its forms

38 CAMPUS VIOLENCE BIG RED POLICY # 2210 ANY ACTS OR THREATENED ACTS OF VIOLENCE WILL NOT BE TOLERATED

39 Workplace Violence Over 6000 People Have Been Victims Of Homicides At Work In Past 10 Years Nearly 2 Million American Workers Report Having Been Victims Of Workplace Violence Annually Over 6 Million Are Threatened Annually

40 WHERE TO GO FOR HELP UNM POLICE OR 911 SUPERVISOR FACULTY INTERVENTION TEAM 277-SAFE CARS SHAC DISPUTE RESOLUTION LGBTQ RESOURCE CENTER THE OFFICE OF EQUITY AND INCLUSION

41 HATE/BIAS INCIDENT REPORTING SYSTEM OFFICE OF EQUITY AND INCLUSION A hate crime is a crime of violence, property damage, or threat that is motivated in whole or in part by an offenders bias based on race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, physical or mental disability and sexual orientation.

42 RESOURCES FOR FACULTY AND STAFF FOR STUDENT INTERVENTION AND SAFETY FACULTY INTERVENTION TEAM OSET (OFFICE OF SUPPORT FOR EFFECTIVE TEACHING) 277-SAFE Student who appears to be in acute distress, e.g. shouting incoherently, weeping openly, making vague, undirected threats of harm to self or others. Student-produced material ( , term papers, films) which contains credible threats of harm to self or others or to the University Student who expresses credible (but not imminent) ideas of doing physical harm to self or others, including statements referencing violence as a solution to campus conflict Student who expresses above on social networking sites

43 DONT BE AFRAID TO COME TO UNM WHY DONT WE SPEAK UP? Dont want to appear paranoid – there is a difference between being paranoid and being aware Dont want to be labeled a rat Afraid to challenge people Feel supervisor or professor should report it Feel they should mind their own business Fear of being accused of blowing things out of proportion Fear of confrontation Conflict & confidentiality – No one will trust me Thought they were joking Disbelief that it is happening Examples: Old Ft. Hood vs. New Ft. Hood Columbine parents 1987 APD Officer John Carrillo

44 GUT MANAGEMENT

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46 Surviving an Active Shooter in the Workplace Target Audience: University of New Mexico faculty, staff and students. Link to Video Link to Video -- UNM Learning Central UNM SAFETY AND RISK SERVICES

47 EMERGENCY SIREN The University of New Mexico Emergency Alert Sirens are sounded: Dangerous to be outdoors, such as a severe lightning storm Environmental hazard Threat from an armed individual During an alert, people who are not on campus and hear the siren should not come on campus. People who are on campus should seek shelter in place or the nearest building. Await further instructions. Lobo Alert Emergency Messaging System (Voluntary)

48 IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING CONTACT: DEB KUIDIS MANAGER OF INDUSTRIAL SECURITY /FSO 1717 ROMA, RM


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