Campus Security & Life Safety (SLS)

SLS1-1 How 3 Bullets Changed My Life

May 13, 2014

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Kristina Anderson



Running late to a Monday morning French class, Kristina Anderson entered Norris Hall on April 16th, 2007 moments before gunfire erupted inside. Twelve minutes later, Kristina became one of the most critically wounded survivors of the Virginia Tech tragedy, as she was shot three times.

Fully recovered, Kristina will share details of her experience during the shooting, the recovery process, and the transition back to Virginia Tech. Looking forward, she will share takeaways of how to improve campus safety and avert future tragedies from a survivor's perspective - by activating technology, education and most importantly - people.

Session Learning Objectives:

  1. Initiatives universities can implement, working with Beta teams, to create a culture of openness and promote bystander intervention among students
  2. How mobile technology impacted the Virginia Tech tragedy from a first-person perspective, and innovative solutions to increase communication
  3. Emerging views on active shooter response, from a survivor's perspective.

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