5 LANL security force employees fired

Posted at: 11/26/2012 7:40 AM
By: The Associated Press

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) - Five members of the Los Alamos National Laboratory security force have been fired for an improper use of a live fire shooting range.

The Los Alamos Monitor reports that the five employees of the lab security force, known as Securing Our Country, were fired last week for "inappropriate behavior" at Technical Area 72.

The lab said in a statement that the firings came after a preliminary inquiry.

However, lab officials declined to discuss the nature of the behavior that resulted in the firings. The lab also did not release the names of the fired employees.

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