|Appalachian School of Law Shootings|
Thu, 17 Jan 2002
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.