Woman who survived mass shooting develops safety app
A survivor of the Virginia Tech massacre hopes to make schools safer for student by developing a free app which allows officers to quickly communicate with students.
Kristina Anderson was in Room 211 at Virginia Tech when two-thirds of her classmates were gunned down. Eleven classmates and her teacher died.
The gunman shot her twice in the back and once in the foot.
“I am one of the survivors from the Virginia Tech shooting which happened six years ago in Blacksburg, Virginia and a gunman killed 32 people,” Anderson said.
Anderson said she didn’t have a smart phone at the time. Now, years later, in a smartphone-connected world, Anderson is building the technology she wishes she’d had during the horrific day that changed her life.
The app is called Live Safe. It lets people report incidents to law enforcement or campus authority in a couple of taps. It also lets users send out an alert to their emergency contacts in a swipe.
Click here to learn more about the LiveSafe app.