K17 In The News

Preventing workplace violence takes variety of measures, experts say

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After there’s an incident, Scott Zimmerman usually sees a spike in calls. Zimmerman is a Frederick resident and the founder and CEO of K17 Security in Rockville, which provides services including security awareness training, risk and vulnerability assessments, and active shooter response training. Zimmerman said he saw a dramatic increase…

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Police, employers agree: Run-Hide-Fight best response to gunman

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After one of the deadliest school massacres in U.S. history, Americans are hotly debating gun control and public investment in mental health. There’s little compromise in sight on those contentious issues, but police, employers and experts are nearly unanimous on another scary topic — how potential victims should respond to…

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Staff learns survival strategies for active shooter situation

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The man with the blue plastic gun appeared around the corner, and people started running. Other staffers in the large open office tried to disrupt the gunman—by lobbing brightly colored balls at him. The exercise at the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards prompted some laughing rather than screaming, but…

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Equipped for the Unthinkable

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While the threat of active shooters is a growing reality of the workplace, tools and resources are emerging to help employers better prepare for the worst. The one-day training session may have already paid off at Aronson, a Rockville, Md.-based assurance, tax and consulting services provider. In January 2016, the…

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Shooting victims remembered at lighting of Capitol Christmas Tree

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The mass shooting in California has intruded on a normally festive event in Washington — the annual lighting of the Capitol Christmas Tree. House Speaker Paul Ryan asked for a moment of silence and for prayers for the multiple shooting victims at a Southern California social services…

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