Archive for Thursday, June 26, 2008

Argument with boss leaves 5, gunman dead

June 26, 2008

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— A 25-year-old press operator shot and killed five co-workers and himself at a plastics plant in rural western Kentucky just hours after arguing with his supervisor about not wearing safety goggles and using his cell phone while on the assembly line, police said Wednesday.

Authorities said Wesley N. Higdon of Henderson was so riled by the argument with his supervisor that he called his girlfriend and told her that he wanted to kill his boss. The girlfriend didn't warn anyone, police said, and just two hours later he argued with another co-worker at a gas station near the plant, then returned and shot and killed his supervisor as they walked outside. He went back inside and shot at co-workers in a break room and on the plant floor before turning the gun on himself.

Comments

SettingTheRecordStraight 6 years, 9 months ago

confrontation,Your gun control laws have the effect of making law abiding citizens defenseless and vulnerable. Thank goodness the US Supreme Court today struck down the District of Columbia's 32-year-old ban on handguns. Now DC's citizens can choose to protect themselves instead of letting government tell them they are powerless.

jonas 6 years, 9 months ago

"Authorities said Wesley N. Higdon of Henderson was so riled by the argument with his supervisor that he called his girlfriend and told her that he wanted to kill his boss. The girlfriend didn't warn anyone, police said, and just two hours later he argued with another co-worker at a gas station near the plant, then returned and shot and killed his supervisor as they walked outside. He went back inside and shot at co-workers in a break room and on the plant floor before turning the gun on himself."So many things wrong with this, and all we can seem to talk about is the guns. Sigh.

ksdivakat 6 years, 9 months ago

But who hasnt said that they wanted to kill their supervisor or something similar?? Are we supposed to pick up the phone everytime and call the police when someone says that??The thing is that normal, rational thinking people dont actually do it! Those who do are far more disturbed then people know.

SettingTheRecordStraight 6 years, 9 months ago

Concealed carry may have prevented this tragedy.

SettingTheRecordStraight 6 years, 9 months ago

SloMo, The Constitution doesn't agree with you either.

ksdivakat 6 years, 9 months ago

blueharley, nobody would even think about shooting you anyway, so no worries there, and let me just say that although I dont have a cch, and its only because I suck at shooting so its good that I dont have one, but, I think that poeple should be able to carry. It is their constitutional right and most of the time its not a CCH who commits a crime, its a criminal, so it wouldnt matter if the CCH wasnt around a criminal is still gonna shoot people if they want. All this is doing now, is allowing people to protect themselves and their family/property. So my heart goes out to the family members of the victims, and I hope that they will find peace, but this had nothing to do with CCH.

Flap Doodle 6 years, 9 months ago

SloMo, the US Supreme Court doesn't agree with you.

Confrontation 6 years, 9 months ago

Or, concealed carry may make it easier for someone with his temper to take immediate actions against others.

SloMo 6 years, 9 months ago

The only constitutionally protected use for a gun is for "the people" to form "a well-regulated militia." I can't see how conceal-carry fits with that.

Erin Parmelee 6 years, 9 months ago

I'd be less concerned about the alleged solution (concealed carry) than the very real problem.......

acg 6 years, 9 months ago

Whatever happened to "take this job and shove it?"

dandelion 6 years, 9 months ago

"Give people health care cheaply and not tied to their work and a lot stress would go out of everyones lives. And these shootings would be reduced."This guy definitely wasn't using his mental health care benefits, that's for sure.

Stephen Roberts 6 years, 9 months ago

invictus- health care not tied to an employee? Are you suggesting the government become more involved in health care?What is next, the government paying people not to work and providing free housing?Are you invictus or merrill, kinda sounds familiar with one big exception - no cut and paste.

thebigspoon 6 years, 9 months ago

Concealed carry : better to be tried by 12 than carried by 6...

SloMo 6 years, 9 months ago

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

SettingTheRecordStraight 6 years, 9 months ago

"Give people health care..." - invictusYeah, and give me a car. And give me a house. And give me a job. And give me a money tree.

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