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Janitor kills supervisor, self after poor evaluation

March 09, 2010
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COLUMBUS, OH — A janitor at Ohio State University shot two supervisors, killing one and then himself in the campus maintenance building after receiving a poor job performance evaluation, according to the Associated Press.

According to the story, Nathaniel Brown opened fire at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday in a maintenance office using two handguns, killing building services manager Larry Wallington and injuring operations shift leader Henry Butler.

Police did not confirm whether the poor evaluation was a motive for the shooting and a campus official declined to comment on reports that Brown was in the process of being fired, citing the ongoing investigation, the story stated.

Vernon Baisden, assistant vice president for public safety, said: "This is a tragic event, and our hearts go out to all of the families."

About six other employees were in the building at the time of the shooting, and no students were involved and classes continued as scheduled, the story noted.

Brown previously served five years in prison on a receiving stolen property, and while Baisden said Ohio State does conduct background checks depending on the type of position, it was not clear if a background check had been conducted before Brown was hired, the story added.

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