Active Shooter Critique
Kristina Anderson, survivor of the Virginia Tech Tragedy in 2007, was at the Utica Campus of Mohawk Valley Community College on Monday, Sept. 18, to share her story and take part in training for local law enforcement officials. In the morning, Anderson participated in an Active Shooter Critique for Professionals. In the evening, she presented the lecture, “Safety is Personal: Lessons Learned as a Survivor of the Virginia Tech Tragedy,” which was open to the public.
During the morning critique, there was an Interactive Panel Discussion moderated by MVCC Dean for the Institute for Emergency Preparedness and Public Service Marianne Buttenschon, Ed.D., and Michael Colangelo from Oneida County BOCES. Panelists included: Sheriff Rob Maciol, Oneida County; Assistant District Attorney Grant Garramone, Oneida County; Director Phyllis Ellis, Oneida County Department of Health; Investigator Joe Amerosa, Utica Police Department; Captain Don Cinque, Utica Police Department; Director Troy Little, Mohawk Valley Pre-Employment Police Academy; Investigator Brian Driskin, New York State Police; and Investigator Kevin Buttenschon, New York State Police/FBI.
The evening event also featured an open panel discussion with Kristina Anderson, Kevin Buttenschon, and MVCC employees Morris Pearson, James Maio, and Ryan Barsuch.