Appalachian School of Law Shootings

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Fri, 18 Jan 2002

Two killed in apparent murder-suicide on Florida college campus; shooter was ex-boyfriend

Associated Press Worldstream

A man shot his ex-girlfriend to death Friday at the community college she attended, then killed himself, authorities said.

Moriah Ann Pierce, 20, was studying to become an elementary school teacher, according to a statement from Broward Community College, southwest of Fort Lauderdale.

Michael Holness, 23, shot her, then himself, because of a domestic dispute, police Lt. Gary Killam said.

Several students witnessed the late-morning shooting, but no one else was injured.

“I turned around and I saw the girl was shot,” student Joe Fazio said. “It looks like she was shot in the back of the neck. Then I heard the second gunshot. I turned around and the guy was laying on the ground.”

It was the third shooting at schools nationwide in the past week.

On Wednesday, the dean, a professor and a student were shot and killed at Appalachian School of Law in Grundy, Virginia. A student who had recently flunked out was arrested.

Two students were shot and wounded Tuesday at Martin Luther King Jr. High School in New York City. A teen-ager was arrested Friday.

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