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Justin Garner, the "Standing Hero" of Carthage

March 29, 2009 is a date to remember in Carthage, North Carolina. It was a warm sunny Sunday. The sky was clear in this Southern town of 2,000 people and the lone on-duty police officer, 25-year-old Justin Garner was observing traffic trickle toward church.

At about 10:00 a.m., the Moore County 911 dispatcher disturbed the Norman Rockwell-like setting with a report, “Shot’s fired at 801 Pinehurst Avenue.”

Three dead in Calif. hospital shooting

LONG BEACH, Calif. — A hospital worker shot and killed two employees and then killed himself at a medical center Thursday, sending panicked people fleeing, police and witnesses said.

The gunman was identified as Mario Ramirez, 50, of Alhambra, who died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said. The victims were Hugo Bustamante, 46, of Cypress, who died at the scene, and Kelly Hales, 56, of Redondo Beach, who was taken to the hospital's emergency room in critical condition and died several hours later.

Man shoots at police 100 times in Vienna Township

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Michigan -- A man barricaded in his home shot at police about 100 times before shooting himself in the chest.

No police officers were hurt.

"It was just by the grace of God that nobody was killed," said Sheriff Robert J. Pickell. The man, who had no previous criminal history, used three different assault rifles to shoot at police.

Richard Gary Schempf Jr., 47, was in critical condition at Hurley Medical Center on Saturday.

Three injured in shooting at Hampton University dormitory

A former Hampton University student armed with three loaded handguns shot a dorm manager and a pizza delivery driver inside a school dorm early Sunday before turning the gun on himself, officials said.

All three survived, and a suspect was quickly arrested. A motive for the shooting was not clear.

The dorm manager, who was shot three times, had been released from a hospital on Sunday. The delivery driver and the suspect, age 18, remained in a hospital in stable condition, university officials said.

Fred Leland on 1380 WNRI Career Life Balance Radio with Host Coach DQ Discussing Workplace Violence

Learn what you can do to recognize signs of danger in the workplace

Something a little different from our regular programming, yet an important topic to cover because you can never be too aware!  Unfortunately, it happens almost every day: a disgruntled employee walks into the workplace and starts shooting.  How can this be prevented?  What are the signs? What can business leaders do to avert disaster?

What Have We Learned From the Columbine Shooting? Anything? by John Byrnes

A great white paper from John Byrnes of Aggression Management Solutions and author of the book Before Conflict Preventing Aggressive Behavior and many articles on the topic of violence and its prevention. Read on!

Fred 

Raw Data: Past Deadly U.S. Mass Shootings

A gunman walked into an immigration services center in downtown Binghamton, N.Y. on Friday, killing an unknown number of people, wounding at least six, and taking as many as 41 hostage. Here is a glance at some of the worst U.S. mass shootings in recent years:

— March 29, 2009: Robert Stewart, 45, shot and killed eight people at Pinelake Health and Rehab in Carthage, N.C. before a police officer shot him and ended the rampage.

Post-Columbine programs help prevent rampages

By Marilyn Elias, USA TODAY

Even as experts agree there's no certain way to prevent another Columbine, researchers are discovering how schools can minimize violence, and a rising number have launched programs to head off shootings.

Jeff Daniels, a counseling psychologist at West Virginia University, has studied schools that foiled rampage killings. They share a few key qualities:

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