‘We’re being forced;’ Employees unhappy as Walmart reopens days after mass shooting for Black Friday

BEAVERCREEK — Just days after a mass shooting at the Beavercreek Walmart that injured four people, the store is reopening its doors in time for Black Friday.

Four days ago, a shooter that the FBI said was partially inspired by racially motivated violent extremist ideology opened fire on a store full of Thanksgiving shoppers.

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Many shoppers told News Center 7′s Xavier Hershovitz that the tragedy is on their minds but they are treating this like a normal Black Friday.

Some Walmart employees feel differently about coming in on one of the busiest shopping days of the year after such a traumatic event.

An employee who spoke with News Center 7 anonymously to protect their job says they and others are not ready to return to the store after the shooting.

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“Everybody I’ve talked to is either saying no, I’m not ready, or saying I wasn’t even asked. For a lot of people, this is not what we want. We are not ready for this. We’re being forced,” they said.

Walmart said they will do whatever they can to help employees that may be worried about being back here today.

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