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Workplace Violence Reporting Update

According to the Gun Violence Archive, over 600 mass shootings have occurred in 2022. But can Mass Shootings be prevented? Can they be stopped before Mass Violence truly occurs. The answer is Yes, they can.

How Can a Mass Shooting Be Prevented?

In a study conducted by the U.S. Secret Service, the agency found that in 81% of all active shootings, at least 1 person was aware of an attack before it happened. Sadly, that does not mean that all those incidents were reported.

On May 26, 2001, a shooting at a San Jose transit station killed 9 people who worked with the assailant. Two people who had prior personal relationships told Police they thought the shooter was “not mentally stable” and that they were told by the shooter that he wanted to kill co-workers. This information was never reported before the incident.

In a U.S. Department of Justice supported analysis, 51 school shootings were averted by people who knew of the plot to commit an active shooting event.

How to Report the Risk of a Mass Shooting

But how does one report such an event? Who do you tell? What if the person you tell does nothing with the information? What steps should you take if you are the person who is receiving information that a violent plot is planned to occur? How do you follow up on the information? What planning steps do you take? Do you have a plan or procedure in place?

There are also key clues that can be observed by you, to recognize signs of potential violence, even if, the plot is not leaked ahead of time by the shooter.

If you want to find out what to do and how to accomplish this properly, visit our website at We provide training and suggested procedures on how to keep you, your co-workers, students, and staff safe from violent incidents.

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