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Connecticut School Shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, CT

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Newtown, CT – parents of children at the Sandy Hook Elementary School encountered an unspeakable horror Friday as reports came in of a school shooting rampage. After the bloodbath and chaos subsided the entire nation was in mourning over the deaths of twenty children, six school faculty members, the gun assailant and his mother in […]

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On the day of the school shooting in Sandy Hook

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On the day of the school shooting in Sandy Hook, CT I watched the aftermath with the same horror as the rest of the nation. I found myself mourning for the senseless killing of several small children and asked myself what kind of monster could do such a thing. In all of my training, research, […]

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Oregon Mall Active Shooter at the Clackamas Town Center in Portland

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Another Active Shooter? What’s the world coming to?  Portland, OR – patrons at the Clackamas Town Center Mall experienced true terror when an active shooter gunman began running through the mall wielding an AR-15 semi-automatic assault rifle. The gunman wore a ski mask and after reaching a certain distance inside the mall began his shooting […]

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Shooting at the Clackamas Town Center in Portland, OR

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Shooting at the Clackamas Town Center in Portland, OR. This event was another tragic reminder that we’re at risk in places once thought safe. Like James Holmes (shooting in Aurora, CO), this shooter chose a very “soft” target. A public place where people come with their families to shop and enjoy themselves. At a shopping […]

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Managed Employee Terminations

Workplace Violence Prevention and Managed Employee Terminations On September 27, 2012, Andrew Engeldinger was notified that his employment was being terminated by two company executives at Accent Signage Systems in St. Paul, MN. The seemingly routine termination turned into one of the worst incidents of workplace violence in recent history, and the deadliest in Minneapolis […]

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Security Officer Stops Gunman

From the Washington Post: Family Research Council guard shot by gunman in D.C. I’ve linked to the original article above, but I read this story as “Security Officer Stops Gunman”!  Its a clear case of how a professional security officer can make a difference in active shooter incidents. That security officer saved several lives by […]

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Aurora, CO: What would have made a difference?

As I was preparing to write the second post in a series analyzing the shooting in Aurora, CO I learned of another active shooter incident in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. I read about the incident in Wisconsin and I thought it was an excellent chance to illustrate a point. So I ask the question… What would […]

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Why the Aurora, Colorado Shooting was Nearly Impossible to Predict

Have you been wondering why no one knew that James Holmes was going to kill numerous innocent people that night in Aurora? Since the date of the incident, many have come to me and asked questions like, “How could no one know?” and “How could the police let this happen?” I was being interviewed the […]

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