Centurion Solutions, along with the Brazos Valley Council of Governments, Texas Engineering Extension Service, the Brazos Valley Regional Advisory Council, KAGS TV and the Bryan/College Station Visitors Bureau, sponsored a one day seminar on school and juvenile violence - “How Kids Are Learning to Kill and Learning to Like It”. Presented by LTC Dave Grossman, an internationally recognized scholar, author, soldier, and speaker considered one of the world’s foremost experts in the field of human aggression and the roots of violence and violent crime. A West Point psychology professor and a former Army Ranger, Dave Grossman has combined his experiences to become the founder of a new scientific endeavor, which has been termed “killology.”
The school safety seminar today was focused at educators and law enforcement to encourage them to prepare as well for a violent intruder as they train for fires. LTC Grossman focuses on preventative tactics in order to avoid situations like the Columbine and Sandy Hook shootings, believing that school violence is a much higher killer of children at school than any other type of emergency combined. LTC Grossman travels across the country teaching educators and law enforcement preventative tactics to use before a violent situation arises. "We're negligent if we don't prepare for the possibility of violence," said Grossman. "We can save those lives."
LTC Grossman is the author of “On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society, nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 1995, and is the co-author of the critically acclaimed book “Stop Teaching our Kids to Kill: A Call to Action Against TV, Movie, and Video Game Violence.” He has testified before U.S. Congressional Committees and has written numerous encyclopedia entries on the subject of violence and aggression. LTC Grossman served as a key trainer for school and mental health professionals in the aftermath of the Jonesboro, AR, Virginia Tech University, Springfield, OR, and Littleton, CO, and Sandy Hook, CT massacres, and was a consultant in the trial of the Paducha, KY, school murders.