Hospital Shooting: Officials still in shock

Mar. 28, 2008

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - Columbus Regional says it will re-evaluate security measures following a shooting rampage sparked by revenge.

Thursday afternoon, 63 year-old retired Muscogee County school teacher, Charles Johnston, carried three guns into the hospital - killing three people.

We're told there are no metal detectors, but the hospital did activate its alert system when the shooting began - putting the staff on Code Gray.

Columbus Regional Senior Vice President, Tom Titus, told News Leader 9, "The officers at the Medical Center are deputized and are armed. (Thursday) we'll have three security officers here and security forces at the medical center will patrol this area as well."

Titus says counselors from the Bradley center at Saint Francis will be available to comfort patients and hospital employees still in shock.