Originally Posted by DanoT
However I'm not sure the security guy should have been fired--reprimanded by his boss, for sure.
Danny, I don't think he was "kidding" so much as displaying some chest-puffing bluster, which while subtly different, still amounts to an empty threat...probably
That said, threatening to "hunt down and kIll" a teenager for the triviality of skiing without his pass...regardless of lack of actual intent to follow through with the threat...is beyond the pale as far as official misconduct is concerned. I can't imagine any other remedy other than termination.
It's the sort of conduct that points toward instability, and his employer cannot bear the liability for such an egregious lack of judgement. With this incident on record, just imagine the cost to the resort if he later hurts some kid for some minor misdeed after being "provoked" by an insufficient lack of remorse on the part of said hypothetical kid.
Hell, if he's a licensed security officer who is armed, he could be subject to an "Official Oppression" or "Terroristic Threat" sort of criminal charge in many states. I don't know the law in his state, but I'd be surprised if he wasn't at risk of being subject to something at least somewhat similar there.
Totally agree with your first paragraph, though!