Report: Shooting suspect depressed about lost job

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An electronics technician suspected of wounding two girls after opening fire at a California elementary school fell into a deep depression after he was fired from an insurance company, an acquaintance said.

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Wow

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Oct 13, 2010
Did he really think that shooting at 6 and 7 year olds would make the world a better place for him? Psycho!!
the original curious cat

Santa Cruz, CA

#2 Oct 14, 2010
he was crazed because of his job. that's why he went postal. workplace induced violence is an ever present problem in this country:

http://allisonkilkenny.wordpress.com/2009/03/...

http://humanresources.about.com/od/healthsafe...

to quote:

Workplace Violence: Violence Can Happen Here
Workplace Violence Examined
By Susan M. Heathfield, About.com Guide

A very real, clear and present danger lurks just beyond the consciousness of
people who work together eight to ten hours a day, five to seven days a
week. It is the potential for violence to occur in your workplace. Increasingly, the Human Resources function is both the target of these threats of workplace violence and the organization's first line of defense for the prevention of workplace violence.

What causes workplace violence? Are violent actions more likely to occur at
work? What actions or changes tell an organization that an individual has the
potential to commit a violent act at work? This article about workplace
violence answers these questions for the health and safety of your
employees.

The Facts About Workplace Violence

Homicide is the second leading cause of fatal occupational injury in the
United States. Nearly 1,000 workers are murdered and 1.5 million are
assaulted in the workplace each year.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) National Census of Fatal
Occupational Injuries (CFOI), in additional information about workplace
violence, there were 709 workplace homicides in 1998. These accounted for
12 percent of the total 6,026 fatal work injuries in the United States. Of
these 709 workplace homicide victims in 1998, 80 percent were shot and
nine percent were stabbed.

According to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), 2 million
assaults and threats of violence against Americans at work occur annually.
The most common type of workplace crime was assault with an average of
1.5 million a year.

There were 396,000 aggravated assaults, 51,000 rapes and sexual assaults,
84,000 robberies, and 1,000 homicides reported. These figures likely fall
short of the actual number of violent acts occurring in workplaces as not all
acts of workplace violence are reported.
The original DBS

Benicia, CA

#3 Sep 9, 2012
the original curious cat wrote:
he was crazed because of his job. that's why he went postal. workplace induced violence is an ever present problem in this country:
http://allisonkilkenny.wordpress.com/2009/03/...
http://humanresources.about.com/od/healthsafe...
to quote:
Workplace Violence: Violence Can Happen Here
Workplace Violence Examined
By Susan M. Heathfield, About.com Guide
A very real, clear and present danger lurks just beyond the consciousness of
people who work together eight to ten hours a day, five to seven days a
week. It is the potential for violence to occur in your workplace. Increasingly, the Human Resources function is both the target of these threats of workplace violence and the organization's first line of defense for the prevention of workplace violence.
What causes workplace violence? Are violent actions more likely to occur at
work? What actions or changes tell an organization that an individual has the
potential to commit a violent act at work? This article about workplace
violence answers these questions for the health and safety of your
employees.
The Facts About Workplace Violence
Homicide is the second leading cause of fatal occupational injury in the
United States. Nearly 1,000 workers are murdered and 1.5 million are
assaulted in the workplace each year.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) National Census of Fatal
Occupational Injuries (CFOI), in additional information about workplace
violence, there were 709 workplace homicides in 1998. These accounted for
12 percent of the total 6,026 fatal work injuries in the United States. Of
these 709 workplace homicide victims in 1998, 80 percent were shot and
nine percent were stabbed.
According to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), 2 million
assaults and threats of violence against Americans at work occur annually.
The most common type of workplace crime was assault with an average of
1.5 million a year.
There were 396,000 aggravated assaults, 51,000 rapes and sexual assaults,
84,000 robberies, and 1,000 homicides reported. These figures likely fall
short of the actual number of violent acts occurring in workplaces as not all
acts of workplace violence are reported.
What a loon!!!!

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