Appalachian School of Law Shootings

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Thu, 17 Jan 2002

Suspended pupil kills 3

MX (Melbourne, Australia)


A suspended student shot and killed three people at a law college in Virginia today, including the school’s dean, and wounded three others.

Peter Odighizuma, 43, suspended from the Appalachian School of Law early today, was being held in jail in the town of Grundy in connection with the shooting.

“He was suspended from school effective today for some unknown reason and came back,” state police Lieutenant Jason Miles said.

“He used a .380 semiautomatic handgun.”

Miles said the three people killed were faculty members at the school, but he did not release any names, pending notification of relatives.

The three wounded all women were flown to hospital in a critical condition.

“If they’re airlifted, it’s severe,” Miles said.

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