Chance Jackson and Brandon Kent, two victims of a school shooting in Martinsville, Indiana, can sue the Metropolitan School District of Martinsville for not doing enough to prevent the March 25, 2011, shooting.
A security executive’s primary strategy should be to prevent lawsuits from happening, so hiring practices and vetting of security firm partners are the first defense. All security officers must be subjected to criminal background and employment history checks.
What does Dr. Park Dietz, one of the world’s foremost forensic psychiatrists, want you to know about mitigating workplace violence? Read his guide on warning signs and prevention, along with features and columns on RFID technology, mobile credential standards, security convergence, CSO interview questions and more in our February 2017 edition of Security magazine.