Appalachian School of Law Shootings

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Thu, 17 Jan 2002


Brian Flynn
The Sun

A STUDENT angry at his low grades shot dead three people at a law school yesterday.

The man went berserk with a handgun and also wounded three girl students. Peter Odighizuma, 43, was said to have opened fire in the dean’s office before targeting people throughout the small campus. Four students finally overpowered him at Appalachian School of Law in Grundy, Virginia.

College dean Professor Anthony Sutin was shot in the head at point blank range. A lecturer and a student also died.

Student Chase Goodman said: “The guy was upset about his grades. He came back from lunch and started shooting.”

The gunman had been suspended by the college earlier in the day.

Local doctor Jack Briggs said: “It looked like a warzone, bodies everywhere. It appears the dean was executed.

“I used to treat the person who did the shooting. He was complaining of stress and was a timebomb waiting to go off.”

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