George Mason has three security guards and many other safety implementations set. "The safety of the George Mason students is a top priority," said Mr. Hills. (Photo by Gabriel Brown)
Unfortunately, there have been at least 74 school shootings since the Sandy Hook Shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. How do school shootings affect George Mason.
On Monday, November 10, 16-year-old student Brendan Wilson was shot and murdered near Woodbridge Senior High school in Woodbridge Virginia. The shooting occurred just before 4:30 p.m. on a paved path, nicknamed "The Cut," connecting the residential neighborhood to the school.
Woodbridge was released from school on Tuesday, November 10 due to Veterans Day and had an early dismissal the next Wednesday. Woodbridge is less than half an hour away from Falls Church. How prepared are we in this small community against such a threat?
"I don't know what I'd do. I'd probably try to stay calm, maybe run... A shooting wouldn't happen here. It's a pretty safe school" said freshman D'Avionne Cushingberry Colbert.
George Mason high school has a monthly fire drill and occasional earthquake and lock-down safety drills. However, there are no drills during fourth and fifth block, the lunch period blocks. There is no definite answer where or when a gun situation could happen, but George Mason has prepared to the extent it believes is necessary.