Three years prior to Unspoken, Westcott, who worked as a public schoolteacher, was investigated on the orders of Beverly McCord, the principal of the school he worked at, when she witnessed him touching a female student's injured leg, inspecting a scrape on her knee after she had fallen and then hugged her to assure her it was fine, interpreting the way he did so, as possible molestation. Consequently, he spent six months without pay, while he was being investigated. After being cleared, it took him another year to get his job back. Consiquently, he quit his job and his anger grew towards her, causing him to steal a gun from Grant Hamilton's yacht, while he was at a party he was invited to that Hamilton held several months before and attempted to shoot Beverly, while she stood on the stage with him at the press conference, but missed, grazing Hamilton and accidentally shooting Lindsay Monroe-Messer. He then visited her in the hospital she was taken to and wrote a message on the window, after fogging up the glass, "I'm Sorry," unintentionally leaving a finger print, which lead to his arrest.
After the shooting, he ran through an alley, which two kids were playing, a boy and a girl named Aimee. He unloaded the magazine from the gun and dumped it in a dumpster, then hopped the fense. The kids then looked inside the dumpster, causing the boy to pull out the gun. He picked up the magazine, putting it back in the gun, and pointed it at Aimee, accidentally firing it at her. The shot fired, being witnessed by Don Flack. This was then explained to Westcot by Flack after he was arrested.