Disney Steps Up Security Amid Orlando Aftermath

Disney (NYSE:DIS) is among the many corporations that is increasing security measures following the worst mass shooting in U.S. history in Orlando claiming 49 lives and injuring at least 53 others.

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A spokesperson for Disney tells FOXBusiness.com:

“Unfortunately we’ve all been living in a world of uncertainty, and during this time we have increased our security measures across our properties, adding such visible safeguards as magnetometers, additional canine units, and law enforcement officers on site, as well as less visible systems that employ state-of-the-art security technologies.”

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The 29 year old gunman Omar Mateen, who carried out the massacre, had reportedly scouted Walt Disney World, according to Reuters which cited two officials briefed on the investigation.  People.com (NYSE:TIME) was first to report the Disney connection without naming any sources.

Later this week, Disney is set to open Shanghai Disney its first park in Mainland China.

The Orlando attack follows a rash of global terrorist acts including the San Bernardino, CA killings which claimed the lives of 14 people and injured 22 in December. In November 2015, a series of coordinated attacks, including suicide bombers, killed 130 people in the Bataclan Theatre in Paris. Dozens more were injured.