My husband works in the lab at a chemical company, and typically starts work at 2pm.
Today, he received a call, telling him to come in an hour later because of a security issue at work.
Apparently, the previous two shifts were told not to come in because of serious threats.
An employee, who had been writing strange and angry things on Facebook lately, called and left threats on a supervisor's voice mail.
My husband said that they had armed security when he arrived at work, and then were briefed by a CEO. The threats were likened to what happened in the latest Washington shooting.
Thankfully, this employee called and made threats, rather than just arriving at work and taking out his frustrations on his co-workers and bosses. He was taken into custody for psychiatric evaluation.
I read his FB (he's on DH's friend list), and he was clearly angry at the government, his soon-to-be ex wife, his employers, and the economy.
I just wanted to keep my nerdy sweetheart at home today. I told him to duck and run if any more of his co-workers go off the deep end.
I also don't expect it to be reported. It's likely something they'll want to keep quiet, and, thankfully, nothing happened.
"What is a man, if chief good, and market of his time be but to sleep and feed? A beast, no more." Hamlet