Appalachian School of Law Shootings

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Thu, 17 Jan 2002


Broadcast News (BN)

GRUNDY, Virginia—A struggling Nigerian student at a Virginia law school went on a campus shooting rampage yesterday, killing the dean, a professor and a student before being tackled by students.

Police say the gunman asked a professor to pray for him before he started shooting.

The attack, with a semi-automatic handgun, also wounded three students at the Appalachian School of Law.

Two were in surgery last night and the third is listed in fair condition.

The 42-year-old suspect, (Peter Odighizuwa), went to the school to meet with the dean about his academic suspension.

It’s reported he had a history of mental instability that school officials knew about.

He’s being held on three counts of capital murder and three weapons counts.

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