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    Dr. Pete Blair

What: A gunman killed seven people and wounded 25 others in a shooting along a west Texas highway Saturday, and had previously failed a gun background check. 

Who: Pete Blair,  professor of Criminal Justice at Texas State University, and Executive Director of the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Center at Texas State. 

When: September 3, 2019 - ongoing

Where: via Skype or telephone

Background: 

Pete Blair, areas of expertise; active shooter events, policing, investigations. He received his Doctoral Degree from Michigan State University and his Master's and Bachelor's degrees from Western Illinois University. His current research involves active shooter events.

ALERRT, The Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Center at Texas State University was created in 2002 as a partnership between Texas State University, the San Marcos, Texas Police Department and the Hays County, Texas Sheriff’s Office to address the need for active shooter response training for first responders. In 2013, ALERRT at Texas State was named the National Standard in Active Shooter Response Training by the FBI.

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