Appalachian School of Law Shootings

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Thu, 17 Jan 2002

Shooting at a small law school in Virginia kills three and wounds three

CBS Morning News (6:30 AM ET) - CBS

JULIE CHEN, anchor:

Three people are dead and three others were wounded in a shooting at a small law school in western Virginia. Police say the suspect, Peter Odighizuma, opened fire at Appalachian School of Law, killing a dean, a professor and a student. He had flunked out last year, had been allowed to return and was at the school Wednesday to talk to the dean about his second dismissal. Witnesses say after shooting the dean, Odighizuma fired into a crowd of students.

Mr. JOHN HARRIS (Witness): I ran. I got out because I–I could–can’t do anything. The guy has a pistol. What do you do? So you run. So I ran out the door and ran to the library, told people that he has a gun, that they would–should probably leave.

CHEN: Other students tackled the gunman. Officials say he had a history of mental instability.

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