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Employers’ Active Shooter Prevention Should Start With Application, Go Through Termination, Labor Expert Says

There are many things employers can do to prevent workplace violence

Jackie Ford is a partner at Vorys law firm in Houston. She specializes in labor and employment law.

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In 2017, there were 30 active shooter incidents, 10 of those at businesses, according to the FBI.

The FBI defines an active shooter as someone actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a populated area.

With mass shootings becoming more frequent, many businesses are considering active shooter trainings.

But should employers do more to prevent a shooting from happening?

Jackie Ford has some ideas. She's an employment law attorney at Vorys law firm in Houston.

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