NEW INFO: Three Dead, Three Hurt In University Of Alabama Shooting

A tenure issue may have been the topic in a University of Alabama faculty meeting where three biology professors were gunned down.

A biology professor at the Huntsville campus is accused of the shooting which also left three people wounded.

Amy Bishop was taken in handcuffs to the county jail and could be heard saying, "It didn't happen."

A husband of one of the professors killed says he was told his wife was at a meeting to discuss the tenure status of another faculty member who got angry and started shooting.

He says his wife had mentioned Bishop before and described her as "not being able to deal with reality."

One student describes Bishop as "very weird." Another says she signed a petition complaining about Bishop's teaching style.

Bishop joined the UAH biology faculty as an assistant professor in fall 2003.


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Huntsville, Alabama police have a suspect in custody in connection with a deadly shooting on a college campus.

The shooting happened Friday afternoon at the University of Alabama's Huntsville campus.

Three faculty members were killed.

Two other faculty and one staff member were hurt.

Police will not confirm the suspects identity, but the Huntsville Times is reporting that the suspect is Dr. Amy bishop. A Harvard University trained neuroscientist who teaches biology.

Police say the shooter opened fire during a biology faculty meeting in the campus science building after learning she would not get tenure.

No students were involved in the shooting.

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Officials now say three people were killed and three hurt when someone opened fire in a University of Alabama-Huntsville faculty meeting.

University spokesman Ray Garner says a shooter is in custody and another person has been detained for questioning.

He says the three people killed were faculty members and the wounded were two faculty members and a staff member. No students were involved.


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  • by concealed carrier Location: NC on Feb 14, 2010 at 12:07 PM
    Bravo, Steve from Ayden. You are spot on. Concealed carry laws are for law-abiding citizens. "Gun Free" zones do not deter criminals from carrying guns anywhere they want to. If there were legal concealed carriers around when terrorists and killers tried to do their dirty work, many lives could be saved.
  • by Steve Location: Ayden on Feb 13, 2010 at 06:15 PM
    This is just another example AGAINST the anti-gun lunatics in this country. You have a condesending, liberal "elite" from Harvard who carries a gun into a "gun free" "safe" zone and kills a bunch of helpless, defenseless innocent victims. When will people wake up and realize the anti-gun people of this country are anti people, anti-freedom, anti-women, and anti-safety.
  • by Vance on Feb 13, 2010 at 04:23 PM
    Horse Manure! It did'nt Happen,It did'nt HAPPEN.That is a sorry escuse for insanity.She took that gun there and planned it before it happened.The gun/pistol did not all of a sudden materialize which means premeditated.
  • by Ron Location: Merritt, NC on Feb 13, 2010 at 01:54 PM
    This is another glowing example of the stupid political correctness that is permeating this country at all levels. There were many incidents pertaining to this flake's conduct that should have foretold that violence may have happened, just like the terrorist major who killed all those good people at Fort Hood. It's time to start calling a spade a spade!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 13, 2010 at 01:47 PM
    Too bad they weren't allowed to protect themselves while on a college campus. Pathetic.
  • by pete Location: grifton on Feb 13, 2010 at 09:23 AM
    Another example of liberal's creating new jobs.
  • by Donna Location: Winterville on Feb 13, 2010 at 03:53 AM
    What a horrible way to deal with an unfortunate situation! My heart goes out to the families and friends of the victims. May God bless them and comfort them.
  • by The Wise One Location: NC on Feb 12, 2010 at 10:05 PM
    If your research is not of the caliber required to help you gain tenure, why take it out on others in such a violent manner? Just try to publish more papers. Her brain isn't wired too well. Too bad she couldn't do neurological research and find that out before it was too late.
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