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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