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Nerves were rattled inside and outside Lackland Air Force Base as law enforcement looked for an active shooter. Those trying to enter Lackland sat in a quarter-mile line of cars stopped at the entrance. Jacob Trevino waited almost three hours before a lockdown was lifted and he could get to work.


Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

U.S. Air Force officials are reporting that an apparent murder-suicide at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland that left two men dead was the result of "workplace violence." Officials are not identifying the two airmen by name, their ranks, nor their relationship to one another until after they notify the men's families.

The bodies of the two men were found Friday morning along with two handguns, according to a release from Air Force Public Affairs.

The recent on-camera shooting of two television journalists in Virginia has led some to ask whether workplaces could be better prepared for these types of scenarios. So what can employers do?


Mass shootings as defined by the FBI happen about every two weeks in America. For nearly a decade, USA Today has been tracking these incidents on a website that paints a grim picture.

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Ryan E. Poppe

Over the weekend,  Gov. Greg Abbott ordered troops serving in Texas National Guard units to be armed while on base.   But those same security requirements appear not to be in place for recruiters working in the civilian population

Abbott’s order is in response to the shooting deaths of three Marines and a U.S. Navy officer at a Tennessee recruiting center.

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