Teacher Did Not Make Threats Prior to Murder, Suicide

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A former teacher who gunned down the headmistress at the Episcopal School of Jacksonville before turning the gun on himself was repeatedly confronted about his attendance problems and a lack of timeliness in complying with the requirements of his job.

Shane Schumerth was escorted from the campus, security was informed of his termination and a guard was placed at the school entrance, The Florida Times-Union reports. He did not threaten to return to campus or injure school staff.

The meeting in which Schumerth was fired was held away from students and a witness was present.

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