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Starbucks employee fired after foiling robbery attempt

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“At the time of hire and once a year thereafter, all partners go through de-escalation training,” Starbucks said as quoted by KSDK. “Part of that training includes armed robbery scenarios where partners are asked to comply with demands and to avoid doing or saying anything that can escalate the situation.

Ryan Krupp, a lawyer who represents Harris in the case, defended that the employee didn’t create the dangerous scenario.

“They just did what they were supposed to do in that scenario. It happens fast… There’s no way that an individual can be faced with danger, attempted potential death of themselves or another, and then once they’ve been hit or downed, that they cannot defend themselves,” Krupp told KSDK.

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