Knox County, Tn., school officicials had been warned about a a teacher who allegedly shot two principals yesterday, reports WBIR-TV in Knoxville. The station obtained an email warning school superintendent Jim McIntyre and Elisa Luna, the principal of Inskip Elementary School who was critically wounded yesterday, of a “ticking time bomb” teaching fourth grade at the school. The station reported that the teacher, Mark Foster, was set to be dismissed after the current school year.
Still, the school system’s chief security officer told an informant that foster passed a fingerprint check. The Anderson County Sheriff’s office had a history of complaints against Foster. He is accused of harassment, known to carry a gun, and had an order of protection taken out against him by his brother.