Police Search For Fired UM Employee Accused Of Making Shooting Comments

Authorities are searching for a former University of Miami employee who allegedly made disturbing comments regarding mass shootings. 

The ex-employee, who authorities say was fired, is identified as 49-year-old Melania Obando. 


Obando reportedly made comments on two different occasions that caused some concern, according to authorities.

On one occasion she said that, if she was the Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school shooter, “they would have never seen her coming.”

She also allegedly whispered to another employee, “When I start shooting everyone, I am not going to care who asks for forgiveness, I am going to shoot everyone.”

After police questioned her about the comments, Obando went on vacation as she was under investigation. She was then fired.

Officers issued an advisory for Obando on Wednesday, concerned she may try to go back to the university campus. 

She is believed to drive a 2003 white Nissan Sentra with the Florida tag AECW62.

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