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According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, incidents of serious workplace violence are four times more common in health care than in private industry. Most assaults come from patients and patients' families. Phil Fisk/Cultura RF/Getty Images hide caption

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Facing Escalating Workplace Violence, Hospital Employees Have Had Enough

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Lulabel Seitz, 17, was the Class of 2018 valedictorian at Petaluma High School in northern California. In the middle of her graduation's commencement speech, school officials disconnected her microphone. Lulabel Seitz/YouTube/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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