Orlando gunman fired from jail job after ‘extremely disturbing’ weapon inquiry
Omar Mateen asked a fellow recruit if he would tell anyone if he brought a gun into training sessions.
In moving to terminate Mateen in late-April 2007, the warden of the Martin Correctional Institute, where Mateen was stationed, wrote that, “In light of recent tragic events at Virginia Tech, Officer Mateen’s inquiry about bringing a weapon to class is at best extremely disturbing.”
On April 16, 2007, a gunman shot and killed 32 people on the Virginia Tech campus. Until Mateen murdered 49 individuals at the Pulse nightclub, the Virginia Tech massacre was the country’s deadliest mass shooting.