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Training on How to Survive an Active Shooter Helps School

On April 10, 2017 in San Bernardino, CA, a man walked into a classroom where his estranged wife was teaching and opened fire on her. He killed her and an eight-year-old student, wounded another child and then killed himself. This was not a terrorist attack, but a case of domestic violence. It did not appear [...]

Survive an On-Campus Active Shooter

Are you a teacher or student? Would you know what to do in an on-campus shooting situation? Mark Gordon, chief of police at Oakland University (Rochester, MI), recently spoke to the school’s professors on how to handle and survive an active shooter. According to a report by Laurel Kraus in the Oakland Post, Gordon offered [...]

Excerpt: How to Survive an Active Shooter

If you find yourself in an active shooter situation, you have four basic action options: Flee Defend Oppose Defeat This excerpt from How to Survive an Active Shooter: What You do Before, During and After an Attack Could Save Your Life discusses the first option. How to Survive an Active Shooter is based on an [...]

How to Survive an Active Shooter

Active shooter situations are becoming all too common. As the number of incidents rises, so do the chances you’ll find yourself in the middle of one. Do you know what to do? In How to Survive an Active Shooter: What You do Before, During and After an Attack Could Save Your Life, we set the [...]

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Do You Know What to Do in an Active Shooter Situation?

The number of active shooter incidents—that is, when someone with a firearm is attempting to kill others in mass numbers—is on the rise. Knowing what to do before, during and after such an attack could save your life and the lives of others. If you find yourself in an active shooter situation, you will likely [...]

Publishing Scam Alert: Major Subsidy Publisher Has New Owner

Authors are getting smarter and avoiding publishing scams. On Dec. 31, 2015, a small blurb in Publishers Weekly announced that Penguin Random House sold its Author Solutions division to a private investment firm. Author Solutions is a major subsidy publisher and is the parent company of AuthorHouse, iUniverse, Trafford Publishing, Wordclay, Xlibris and Booktango. Author [...]

Five Ways to Protect Your Company and Your Customers from Employee Dishonesty

Few things have more power to stifle entrepreneurial innovation and creativity than having to deal with employee dishonesty. One of the most damaging things that can happen to a company is for an employee to commit a dishonest act, whether it’s stealing from the company or a customer, deliberately lying or doing something else that [...]

6 Ways to Prevent “Off Book” Cash Theft

For many companies, especially cash businesses, employee theft is considered just another cost of doing business. Particularly hard to spot are “off-book” thefts, which involve stealing the money before it ever gets into your bookkeeping system. The most common off-book employee cash theft schemes include skimming, where a portion of the cash received is pocketed [...]