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Fears About Worker Shootings Prompt New Business Tactics

OKLAHOMA CITY — Security is not subtle at the sprawling campus of human resources technology giant Paycom in Oklahoma City. Off-duty police officers roam the grounds, bolstering the company’s own force of armed guards. A basement command center that looks …

Mexicans Sue Walmart Over Texas Shooting that Left Victims on Both Sides of Border

Ten Mexican citizens have sued Walmart over the shooting at a store in the U.S. border town of El Paso, Texas, that killed eight Mexicans and left eight more injured, saying that Walmart did not do enough to protect its …

Mass Shootings Prompt Businesses to Train Staff on Warning Signs

NEW YORK — At a four-hour meeting last month, Michelle Abdow’s staffers got to experience some of the sights, sounds and even smells they could encounter if someone invaded their office and began shooting. Security experts and local law enforcement …

Most Perpetrators in 2018 Mass Attacks Made Threats: U.S. Secret Service

Most of those responsible for mass attacks in public areas in the United States in 2018 made prior threats or sent messages that sparked concern, the Secret Service said on Tuesday, in a study highlighting advance clues to such violence. …

Arming Teachers Won’t Make Schools Safer: Viewpoint

Florida this month became the latest state to allow teachers to carry guns at school — even though there is no evidence to suggest this can reduce school violence, and ample reason to fear the unintended consequences. The new law …

Trauma for Cops After School Shootings is Largely Unstudied

About the photo: Members of a police SWAT team march to Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., on April 20, 1999 as they prepare to do a final search of the school after two gunmen opened fire on campus. LITTLETON, …

Investigators Say Florida School Design Contributed to Massacre

Faulty classroom design and failures in the police radio and 911 systems contributed to the chaos and deaths during the recent Florida high school massacre, a commission investigating the shooting was told at its first meeting Tuesday. Broward Sheriff’s Office …

Some Outdoors Stores Continue to Sell Assault Weapons

Some big retailers have curbed sales of assault weapons after last month’s school shooting in Florida. But others are sticking to their guns. Several outdoor chains, including Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s, Gander Outdoors and Academy Sports, continue to sell assault-style …

Many Say Gun Background Check System is Riddled With Flaws

Recent mass shootings have spurred Congress to try to improve the nation’s gun background check system that has failed on numerous occasions to keep weapons out of the hands of dangerous people. The problem with the legislation, experts say, is …

School Shootings Reveal Confusion Over Fire Alarm With Gunfire

Students and teachers responded as trained when the fire alarm sounded, streaming out of the school and toward exits only to run into deadly gunfire. Two boys with stolen guns took aim from a wooded hill, waiting for people to …