Are mass shooting alert systems coming to America?
Vice - 05/19/2016
But despite near-universal local acclaim, some outside observers like James Alan Fox, an expert on the dynamics of active and mass shootings at Northeastern University, see the Public Threat Alert System Act as no more than feel-good measure that will accomplish little. In fact, Fox suspects it could do more harm than good.
“It’s a knee-jerk over-response to a low-likelihood event,” Fox tells VICE. “The response will create unnecessary havoc.”