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Tragic Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville, AL shooting

Postby Howard V » Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:53 pm

There was a tragic shooting in the biology department around 4:00PM this afternoon. A total of 5 faculty members and 1 staff person were shot. There are 3 dead, 2 in critical condition and 1 in stable condition. The alleged shooter is a Harvard trained faculty member who was denied tenure today. The shooting occurred in a meeting of the biology faculty this afternoon. No students were present or involved. Suspected shooter is in custody.

So sad. UAH is a top notch University. Lots of pain here right now. Please pray for our community as well as the school.

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Re: Tragic Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville, AL shooting

Postby Bruce Gourley » Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:27 am

Howard V wrote:There was a tragic shooting in the biology department around 4:00PM this afternoon. A total of 5 faculty members and 1 staff person were shot. There are 3 dead, 2 in critical condition and 1 in stable condition. The alleged shooter is a Harvard trained faculty member who was denied tenure today. The shooting occurred in a meeting of the biology faculty this afternoon. No students were present or involved. Suspected shooter is in custody.

So sad. UAH is a top notch University. Lots of pain here right now. Please pray for our community as well as the school.

Howard


I had just read about this minutes ago - stunning. I'm praying for the families, school and community at large.
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Re: Tragic Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville, AL shooting

Postby KeithE » Sat Feb 13, 2010 9:09 am

Timothy Bonney wrote:How horrible! I had heard there was a shooting but didn't realize it was a faculty member.


The power/effect of being put down, not being recognized (e.g. no tenure after 6 years) is clearly evident. She must have had an inkling of being turned down, else why the guns.

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Postby William Thornton » Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:30 pm

Keith, I thought of you when I read this news. It is sad, tragic and those involved have my prayers.
Your commentary on the thing has me flummoxed. Most people endure severe disappointments in life without murdering innocent people.
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Re: Tragic Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville, AL shooting

Postby KeithE » Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:58 pm

KeithE wrote:
The power/effect of being put down, not being recognized (e.g. no tenure after 6 years) is clearly evident. She must have had an inkling of being turned down, else why the guns.

3 Dead, 2 Critical Condition, 1 Fair Condition

Continue praying for the families and the 2 criticals and the school.


William Thornton wrote:Keith, I thought of you when I read this news. It is sad, tragic and those involved have my prayers.
Your commentary on the thing has me flummoxed. Most people endure severe disappointments in life without murdering innocent people.


Flummoxed? Shows how you can totally misunderstand me. You seem to read as much "liberal" as possible in all that I say (I've frequently noticed that) - did you think I thought she should get off or given a light sentence from what I said above?? Did anyone else think so??

I was not at all trying to give her any excuse. Just recognized the hurt she probably felt being turned down for tenure.

BTW, it is clear from today's news that she was turned down for tenure last April (not in last Friday's meeting as originally reported) and had been through an unsuccessful appeal process as well since then. So this was no doubt premediated. Also it has come out that she had killed her brother with a gun when she was 19 but it was ruled accidental (being reviewed again right now) and that she was linked to a Harvard bombing plot.

She lived just about 1/2 mile from where we used to live in SE Huntsville.

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