According to the FBI, there is a disturbing rise in the number of "active shooter" incidents across America. The FBI is basing its conclusion on data collected by a Texas State University researcher that was exclusively obtained by Scripps News. The data shows the number of active shooter events in the U.S. has tripled in recent years. Based on this information provided by the FBI and confirmed by other sources, the Burlington Police Department wants you to know certain things about how to protect yourself during an active shooter incident. You might find it helpful to review some of the resources provided by the Department of Homeland Security and the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department.