Appalachian School of Law Shootings
       

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Thu, 17 Jan 2002

Suspended student from Virginia law school goes on a shooting rampage; Hart Senate office building to reopen tomorrow


World News Now (2:00 AM ET) - ABC

ALINA CHO, co-anchor:

A dismissed student from a small law school in Western Virginia is under arrest for a deadly shooting rampage. The dean at the Appalachian School of Law, a professor and a student were killed. Three other students were wounded. The alleged gunman is a naturalized US citizen from Nigeria who flunked out last year but was allowed to return, only to be dismissed again this week.

DEREK McGINTY, co-anchor:

On Capitol Hill, the Hart Senate office building is being prepared to reopen tomorrow. Officials say it is now free of anthrax three months after a letter filled with billions of spores was sent to Majority Leader Tom Daschle. And two House office buildings where anthrax was detected are expected to reopen next week.

You know, a good friend of mine works for a senator in another office building who was nice enough to let some other senators use his office.

CHO: Cramped quarters.

McGINTY: He didn’t know they’d be hanging around for three or four months after the thing began last Fall.

CHO: Right. I’m just glad it’s open because now we don’t have to say the words ‘anthrax-free’ anymore. It’s hard to say.

McGINTY: Tough one. That is a tough one.

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