[Ads-l] active shooter = mass murderer

dave at WILTON.NET dave at WILTON.NET
Mon Dec 9 13:42:04 UTC 2019

>From the 8 December 2019 press conference about the Pensacola shooting. FBI
Agent Rachel Rojas speaking:


"We are, as we do in most active-shooter investigations, work [sic] with the
presumption that this is an act of terrorism."



At the 5:50 mark of the video


Normally, "active shooter" is used to designate a person or situation who
presents a current and ongoing threat. The utility of the term is in its
role to alert first responders. Once the shooting is over and the
investigation begins, it is no longer "active."


--Dave Wilton


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