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Retail Has Active Shooter Plans, But Training Hurt by Turnover

Most retailers have plans in place to deal with an active shooter, like the one that terrorized a Walmart Inc. store this past weekend in El Paso, Texas. But a hot job market has hit worker retention rates, making it …

Fire Chief Says Changes Needed After Las Vegas Mass Shooting

A Las Vegas-area fire chief who warned lawmakers months before a 2017 mass shooting at a music festival that Nevada should bolster its emergency management planning says he wants to bypass state lawmakers to get changes made. Six months before …

No Specific Motive Uncovered in Vegas Attack That Left 58 Dead

The high-stakes gambler responsible for the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history sought notoriety in the attack but left his specific motive a mystery, the FBI said Tuesday as it concluded the investigation of the 2017 massacre that killed …

MGM Donation Offer Part of Legal Strategy After Mass Shooting

An unprecedented legal move by MGM Resorts International to sue surviving victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting took another unusual turn Tuesday when the casino-operator offered to make $500 charitable donations in the name of each person who waives …

Mass Shooting at Esports Event Raises Calls for More Security

A champion gamer’s decision to open fire Sunday afternoon during a video competition – killing two people and wounding nine others before killing himself – has prompted calls from gamers for more security at esports tournaments. “It’s very clear that …

911 Problems Delayed Response to Florida High School Massacre

In the crucial first minutes after a gunman began shooting students and staff at a Florida high school, law enforcement’s response was hampered by quirks in the local 911 system that caused many calls from inside the school to be …

Lawyer Compares 2014 Arrest at Vegas Hotel to Mass Shooting Case

The arrest of a man in 2014 with multiple weapons in an upper-floor room at a Las Vegas Strip resort should have led to tightened hotel security and prevented a shooting last October from the same hotel that killed 58 …

Wisconsin Schools Getting Gunshot Detection Technology

Wisconsin schools bracing for the next mass shooting are turning to gunshot-detecting sensors that police across the country rely on, hoping the technology will lead to faster response times when there’s an active shooter. The sensors are among various security …

Texas School Shooting Victim’s Family Sues Attacker’s Parents

The family of one of the students killed in a Texas high school shooting filed a lawsuit against the alleged gunman’s parents, claiming the shooter’s father didn’t properly secure the weapons and were negligent in entrusting him with firearms. Authorities …

From Rocks to Detection Systems, Schools Consider Protection Options

In the wake of several mass shootings this year in U.S. schools, lawmakers have adopted “red flag” gun bills allowing officials to remove firearms from people considered a danger to themselves or others. School districts across the country are also …