Parkland students, Head of School in CO, an AI expert and crisis team from Virginia Tech shooting to discuss cutting-edge program using AI to stop the next Parkland, moderated by former ABC News White House Correspondent Ann Compton; Event to take place May 10th at National Press Club

Washington, D.C. / ACCESSWIRE / May 8, 2018  /  The tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that occurred on February 14, 2018 united Americans in a way that seemed unprecedented among the myriad of school shootings that preceded it. Millions were captivated by the students’ message and their willingness to stand up to politicians, while organizing for change.

Yet the need for programs and procedures that would detect student behaviors of concern well before there’s an escalation or active shooter event, seemed absent from the debate. When a student telegraphs intentions to shoot up their school on social media, the question is: who’s listening? And who’s doing something about it?

On Thursday, May 10, students and educators impacted by school violence will join experts from the fields of mental health, technology and behavioral risk management to discuss a new program called First Look/Last Stand™ that leverages artificial intelligence, combined with a school behavioral assessment team, to identify and screen behaviors of concern in real time. Designed by the crisis management team that led support after the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings, First Look programs in schools have successfully identified and intervened in potentially dangerous scenarios before they escalate.

The panel will include: the Head of Fountain Valley School, Colorado, William Webb; students from Parkland, Florida; Mina Lux, Founder of Meelo Logic, Inc.; Brenda Truelove, College of Continuing Studies, University of Alabama; Suzanne Loughlin, EVP of Novume Solutions; and Hart Brown, COO of Firestorm Solutions. Ann Compton, former ABC News White House Correspondent, will moderate the panel.


  • Panel discussion on First Look/Last Stand, and how artificial intelligence can prevent future school shootings


  • William Webb, Head of School, Fountain Valley School
  • Parkland students
  • Mina Lux, Founder, Meelo Logic, Inc.
  • Brenda Truelove, College of Continuing Studies, University of Alabama
  • Suzanne Loughlin, EVP and General Counsel, Novume Solutions
  • Hart Brown, COO, Firestorm Solutions
  • Moderator, Ann Compton, Former ABC News White House Correspondent


  • Thursday, May 10, 2018
  • 9:00-11:00 AM


  • National Press Club, 13th floor

For more information about the event or to connect with one of the speakers, please contact Jaime Horn at Jaime@NewHeightsCommunications or 202-308-8810.

About Firestorm
Firestorm® Solutions, a Novume Solutions company (NASDAQ: NVMM), is a leading crisis and risk management firm and America’s CRISIS COACH®. Since 2005, Firestorm has assisted clients responding to some of the largest and most complex crisis events by combining best-practice consulting with proven crisis management expertise.

Firestorm empowers clients to manage crisis and risk through assessments, audits, program development, insurance partnerships, training and advisory services using the PREDICT.PLAN.PERFORM.® methodology.

Additional information on Firestorm can be accessed online at

About Novume Solutions, Inc.

At its core, Novume Solutions™ (NASDAQ: NVMM) is about people – the right people solving complex problems. Novume helps federal government contractors to capture business, manage risk, run client back-end services and perform their contract requirements. Novume provides the scale and mass to deliver critical, specialized and difficult-to-find human and infrastructure resources and expertise at the enterprise level. For more information, please visit, or connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn, or Facebook.

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