Down in Nick Leghorn’s neck of the woods, a disgruntled IT employee brought a gun to work after his termination was formalized for creeping out his his coworkers. “(Scott) Trammell, a computer server manager, was fired around noon Wednesday and told not to return to the building,” mysa.com reports. “The termination came after employees and security there said he sent emails ‘disturbing to the workplace.’ . . .
Police couldn’t confirm the content of the emails or whether Trammell directly threatened anyone. Security called police to file a report and around 4:30 p.m., when officers were in the building, Trammell showed up saying he had to get some personal belongings.
Officers searched Trammell and found a loaded handgun, a bullet already in the chamber, and another clip in the front pockets of his shorts, the report said.
This news hits close to home. I work in Texas. And I work in IT. I also work in a gun free workplace. The people in this building are damn lucky that security/law enforcement (the article wasn’t clear) searched this guy. It’s not likely that the employer’s stern “no guns allowed” sign would have slowed Trammell down much.