Appalachian School of Law Shootings

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Thu, 17 Jan 2002


Daily Star

A GUN-toting student killed three people and wounded three others last night after running amok at a US college.

Brave students at the law college wrestled him to the ground. He struck after bursting into a common room at Appalachian School of Law, Grundy, Virginia.

The dead included the college’s dean, Anthony Sutin, a second member of staff and a student.

The killer, thought to have been angry with staff, used a .380 semi-automatic handgun.

Police, ambulances and counsellors rushed to the scene as the college was evacuated. The three injured were taken to hospital. Staff member Alicia O’Quin said: “This is usually a very quiet campus, very intimate.”

State Governor Mark Warner’s spokeswoman said: “Students bravely tackled the gunman.

“But we do not know the gunman’s motives at this time.”

Police arrested the suspect after students held him down until they arrived.

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