A man apparently angry over a poor performance evaluation entered an Ohio State University maintenance building early Tuesday and opened fire, killing a manager before turning the gun on himself, police said.
Larry Wallington, 48, a building services manager at the OSU Maintenance Building, was pronounced dead at the scene of the 3:30 a.m. ET shooting, Ohio State University Police Chief Paul Denton said. Wallington was a 10-year university employee, he said.
Authorities found suspect Nathaniel Brown, 51, a custodial worker, suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot at the scene, Denton said. He was transported to the Ohio State University Medical Center, where he was dead on arrival.
Gun rights advocates often say the problem is that Universities are gun-free zones and when someone decides to do this there's no one to stop them. I've always had a problem with the image of armed teachers and University employees carrying guns as a deterrent or a solution. It seems to me that would escalate the problem and there'd be more bloodshed not less.
My solution, on the other hand, is to make it harder, much harder for guys like Nathaniel Brown to get guns. In order to accomplish this legitimate gun owners would have to pay a price in inconvenience, but it would be well worth it.
Which response do you think makes most sense? Please leave a comment.