Texas courthouse gunman underscores need for active shooter plans


A gunman has reportedly opened fire outside the Jefferson County Courthouse in Beaumont, Texas, killing an elderly woman and sending several more to the hospital, according to local TV station KFDM.

No matter how extensive the security procedures in place, an active shooter like the one at the Texas courthouse this morning is difficult to plan for. But there are certainly things security directors should keep in mind when preparing for the worst-case scenario. Here's a page full of active shooter resources from ASIS International.