TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Scott Paul Beierle, the Deltona man who opened fire at a Tallahassee, Florida, yoga studio and killed two people Friday, was a military veteran and a former teacher who held two master’s degrees.
According to a news release from the Tallahassee Police Department, Beierle, 40, was identified as the shooter at the Hot Yoga studio and was found dead at the scene of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Maura Binkley, 21, and Nancy Van Vessem, 61, were killed, according to the news release. At least four other people were injured and another person was pistol-whipped, the Tallahassee Democrat reported.
According to investigators, the Volusia County Sherriff's Office assisted TPD with serving a search warrant early Saturday morning at his Deltona home.
The Volusia County School District said Beierle was an employee of the district in 2017. Officials with the district did not say what his job was or why he left the district.
According to his LinkedIn profile, Beierle described himself as a "job seeker" since June 2013. His profile notes that he graduated with a bachelor's degree in political science and government in 2003. From 2005 to 2007, Beierle was an English teacher in Maryland in the Anne Arundel County Public Schools system, according to his LinkedIn profile.
Beierle joined the U.S. Army in 2008 and served a two-year hitch, according to his LinkedIn profile.
Beierle's Facebook profile, which has not been updated since 2012, displayed several photos of his time in military service.
From 2011 to 2013,Beierle attended Florida State University in Tallahassee. According to his LinkedIn profile, he received a master's degree in public administration and also was awarded a master's of science in planning, and urban and regional planning.
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