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In mid-February in Aurora, Illinois, a 15-year employee, called into Human Resources at his employer’s facility for a termination meeting, opened fire with a handgun, killing five employees, including the human resources manager, a human resources intern and the plant manager, as well as wounding five police officers. According to its most recent statistics, the United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics reports there were 458 workplace homicides in 2017, 351 of which involved shootings.

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