Friday, February 12, 2010

Another teacher opens fire: Three shot dead at University of Alabama-Huntsville

FEBRUARY 12, 2010, 9:29 P.M. ET

Three Dead in Shooting at University of Alabama-Huntsville


A woman opened fire during a meeting of teaching staff at the University of Alabama's Huntsville campus Friday, killing three faculty members and wounding three others, according to university spokesman Ray Garner.

A professor was in custody Friday night in connection with the shooting, but Mr. Garner said he couldn't yet name her or the victims, or provide a possible motive. Local television media reported that the shooter was a female faculty member who learned during a biology tenure meeting that she wouldn't receive tenure, and pulled out a gun and started shooting.

Mr. Garner said no students were involved.

The Huntsville Times reported that Amy Bishop, a Harvard University-trained neuroscientist was taken into custody without a struggle, and that her husband was also detained. They haven't been charged with a crime. The Huntsville police wouldn't name the people in custody.

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