In one case in January 2020, after Samuel Cassidy had a verbal altercation with a coworker, one worker stated one other had stated of Cassidy, “He scares me. If someone was to go postal, it’d be him.”

VTA stated the worker wouldn’t identify the supply of the remark, and regardless of that, there was “nothing in Cassidy’s disciplinary history, or additional information to explain or support that concern.” The company continues to examine the incident to decide if another related data comes to mild.

The particulars from VTA’s preliminary evaluation of Cassidy’s personnel file had been launched Thursday, about two weeks after the 57-year-old opened hearth, killing nine of his coworkers earlier than killing himself.

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In its preliminary evaluation, VTA recognized 4 incidents involving Cassidy that had been elevated to administration and resulted in disciplinary motion.

Aside from the verbal altercation in January 2020, Cassidy was despatched dwelling with out pay for two days in July 2019 for “insubordination,” VTA stated, after he refused to adhere to VTA coverage in signing out a two-way radio vital for his job.

In October 2020, Cassidy refused to attend a compulsory CPR recertification class, VTA stated. Cassidy had indicated he was involved about Covid-19, however there was “no ultimate resolution” regardless of a “number of reasonable accommodations,” VTA stated.

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Cassidy was disciplined for “unexcused leave and improper radio communication” in November 2020. Per VTA, Cassidy had bother clocking in for a shift and “inappropriately used a VTA two-way radio for personal communication rather than for operational matters, which is against VTA policy.” He then left work with out permission.

VTA additionally stated that the preliminary search has not revealed any documentation or historical past of complaints that Cassidy made racist or threatening remarks.

While VTA described data launched Thursday because the “most pertinent information” in its search for solutions, it stated “there are thousands of pages of documents” which have but to be reviewed.

VTA declined additional remark at the moment.


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