Case Vignette 2 – Week 6 Instructions Week 6 Case Vignette Analysis #2

Case Vignette 2 – Week 6


Week 6 Case Vignette Analysis #2


Throughout the course, various theories and concepts related to assessment of emergency and crisis situations will be presented. The purpose of this assignment is to provide an opportunity for learners to demonstrate the ability to analyze crisis and emergency situations, applying appropriate assessment, intervention, and treatment plan options in practical scenarios, articulating clear rationale for the decisions made.


To complete Case Vignette Analysis #2, assume you are in the role and case study scenario described below.


ROLE: First Responder Crisis Management Team Supervisor.

CASE STUDY: You and your team are responding to one of the school shootings in the chart below.

June 5, 2014

Seattle, Wash. A man armed with a shotgun opens fire at Seattle Pacific University, killing one student and wounding two others. The suspect, Aaron Ybarra, 26, is not a student at the college. He was subdued by a student security guard and taken into custody.

Oct. 24, 2014

Marysville, Wash. Jaylen Ray Fryberg, a popular freshman at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, opens fire in the cafeteria, killing two students and critically wounding three others before turning the gun on himself.

Oct. 1, 2015

Roseburg, Ore. A gunman opened fire at Umpqua Community College. Nine people were killed and seven more wounded. The suspected shooter, 26- year-old Chris Harper Mercer, killed himself after exchanging gunfire with the police.

Apr. 23, 2016

Antigo, Wis. An 18-year-old boy named Jakob Wagner opened fire at the Antigo High School prom. He shot 4 of his fellow students, none of which died from the injuries sustained. He was then chased out of the building and exchanged fire with a school police officer. Wagner was shot down in a field after trying to flee the scene. He died in the hospital a few hours later.

June 1, 2016

Los Angeles, Calif. On the campus of UCLA a week before finals, a gunman shot and killed an instructor, William S. Klug, before killing himself. Assistant Professor Klug, 39, was a father of two who worked in the mechanical and aerospace engineering department.

Sept. 28, 2016

Townville, S. C. A homeschooled teenager, Jesse Osborne, 14, shot and killed his father, then drove to the local elementary school playground where he shot two male students and a female teacher. The teacher and one of the boys were treated and released from the hospital; the other boy later died. The shooter was charged with murder.

Oct. 18, 2016

San Francisco, Calif. Four males waited in the parking lot of San Francisco’s June Jordan School for Equity and City Arts and Technology High School as students were released for the day, opening fire and injuring four students including a 15-year-old female who was critically injured.

Jan. 15, 2017

Monterrey, Nuevo Len, Mexico A student at Colegio Americano del Noreste, brought a handgun to class and shot several classmates and himself. The high school had not yet implemented security measures that became widespread in Mexico in the prior decade.

Apr. 10, 2017

San Bernadino, Calif. A teacher at North Park Elementary School is shot and killed by her husband in her classroom. The shooter, who would go on to take his own life with his gun, also shot two students. One, eight years old, was fatally wounded, and another injured.

Nov. 14, 2017

Rancho Tehama, Calif. Near the end of a two-day rampage killing, Kevin Neal drives a truck into Rancho Tehama Elementary. Neal had killed several neighbors, his wife, and a number of strangers prior. Police suspected Neal was going to kill his neighbors’ son.

Jan. 23, 2018

Marshall County, Ky. A sophomore student at Marshall County High School went to his school and opened fire in the school lobby. He shot 16 people in the lobby at Marshall County High School and injured 4 more by other means. Two students died.

Feb. 14, 2018

Parkland, Florida A former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who had been expelled for behavioral reasons, Nikolas Cruz, brought a semi-automatic rifle to his old school. He triggered a fire alarm and shot the fleeing students and faculty. The suspect, was arrested a distance away after he escaped in the crowd of students. He now faces charges for the murder of 17 people, and the attempted murder of 14 more.

May 18, 2018

Santa Fe, Texas A student at Santa Fe High School, Dimitrios Pagourtzis, opened fire at his school, killing 10 and wounding 13. Pagourtzis also brought explosive devices, although they never detonated. He is charged with counts of capital murder and attempted murder.

May 30-June 4, 2018

Scottsdale, Arizona Spree killer Dwight Jones, 56, killed six people over the course of several days, and then himself to evade arrest. Four of the killings were people with connections to Jones’s divorce, while two were an elderly couple from whom he stole a gun.

Oct. 17, 2018

Kerch, Crimea A student at Kerch Polytechnic College, Vladislav Roslyakov, brought a shotgun and 150 rounds to his college, where he proceeded to kill 20 students and staff and wound 70. Vladislav was an avowed fan of Columbine shooters Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris, participating in several online fan communities.

Mar. 13, 2019

Suzano, Brazil Two former students of the Professor Raul Brasil State School, Guilherme Taucci Monteiro and Luiz Henrique de Castro, went to the school and opened fire. They killed five students, two teachers, and themselves, as well as wounding eleven. They killed Monteiro’s uncle prior to attacking the school.

Apr. 30, 2019

Charlotte, North Carolina A student gunman opened fire at UNC Charlotte on the last day of classes, killing two and wounding four. He was arrested after running out of ammunition.

May 7, 2019

Highlands Ranch, Colorado Two students at the STEM School Highlands Ranch stole guns from their parents and brought them to the school in a guitar case. They fatally shot one student, and wounded eight others.

Infoplease. (2008). Time line of recent worldwide school and mass shootings. Retrieved May 19, 2021 from,


In responding to the case presented, develop a 12-15 slide PowerPoint Presentation incorporating the following:


Select one of the shooting incidents as a focus.

Research and investigate the selected tragedy.

Provide a synopsis of the situation’s key events and characteristics.

Outline your assessment and courses of action.

Describe a single-session intervention with a parent of a student, with a witness/survivor, or with a first responder having difficulty with the event while on the scene.

Describe and outline long-term treatment goals, objectives, plan and expected outcome for the individual.

Describe your plan for debriefing co-workers and a plan for self-debriefing and self-care following the tragedy.

In developing your work, be sure to rely upon academic, scholarly sources to support the definitions and recommendations provided. Scholarly sources should be cited both in-text (speakers notes) and on the reference page of the submission. A minimum of 8 academic, scholarly sources are required to be cited in the work, 6 of which must be peer-reviewed journal articles. Course materials may not be used to meet the scholarly source requirement.


Ensure the plan presented is based upon evidenced based practices established in the field as effective in addressing psychological needs in crisis and emergency settings.


You should ensure your PPT meets the following criteria in addition to covering the topics above:


The slides should contain mostly bullet point data related to the requirements expected in the instructions above.

Information on slides (including the reference slide) should be easily readable with an appropriate font size (do not cram all the information onto one slide and shrink the font).

Formatting should be consistent throughout the submission, this includes font, bullets, spacing, alignment, pictures, etc.

A background appropriate to the topic should be used on all slides and the background should be appropriate for the font (style, size, color, etc.), bullets, and graphics you have chosen.

Pictures and graphics (appropriate to the overall topic and the slide itself) should be included throughout the submission to keep the presentation interesting and add an additional dimension to the presentation, a good rule is a picture every other slide at least.

A title slide should be included with the same information that would be found on an APA formatted paper cover sheet.

All detailed explanations should be in the speakers notes only. Use of comments or any other method of adding additional information is not allowed.

Detailed speaker’s notes should accompany each slide with in-text citations. Your speakers notes should equal at least a 5-6 page APA formatted paper to ensure you have covered the topic thoroughly.

Submissions should be formatted per APA standards. For assistance and resources on APA formatting style, contact the APUS library and/or the APUS writing center. Be sure to review the rubric and the announcements before beginning and submitting your assignment.


All submissions are due by the end of Week 6, Sunday at 11:59 pm ET.



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Case Vignette 2 – Week 6 Instructions Week 6 Case Vignette Analysis #2

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