RADFORD, VA --
In the aftermath of the movie theater shooting in Colorado, policy will likely be examined in the coming weeks for cinemas and other public venues across America, according to Radford criminal justice expert Doctor Tod Burke.
"Same thing happened when you had school shootings. School shootings changed the way security and emergency management and the way police respond," said Burke.
So did the amount of access we have to what we may have once considered normal.
"When policy started to change, that started to effect visitors. for example, when I was going to school, it wasn't a problem, even after I had graduated, to go back and visit a teacher, to say hello. I would just walked right into the classroom, you can't do that today."
Burke says he would not be surprised at any short term responses, like movie theatres hiring extra security, to make the patrons and staff feel safer and also he says to watch out for any that may attempt a similar crime.
"Someone going out there and saying, you know what, I can outdo this and that's always a concern, but that's a concern anytime you have a mass shooting."
A shooting he says could likely see security revisited and patrons more vigilant and aware.