Local businesses learn about active shooter situations

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Workplace violence is something no one wants to think about, but a workshop in Eau Claire hopes to get employers to think about what to do if there is an active shooter.

Area businesses and organizations gathered at Mayo Clinic Health System to talk about how to prepare and prevent such a situation.

Organizers say the high level of attendance at the event, shows that people are concerned about recent violence.

"We're learning that businesses need to have plans to be prepared if these events will occur, and they don't necessarily always make the national news, but they can happen in a smalled scale as well," explains Chris Straight.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health says in the U.S. about 700 homicide deaths happen at the work place each year.

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