Woman who survived mass shooting develops safety app

Generic
This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

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.

 

Tracking Coronavirus

More Tracking Coronavirus

Popular

Latest

More News