Appalachian School of Law Shootings

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Wed, 16 Jan 2002

Gunman shoots six at Virginia law school in Appalachian foothills

The Associated Press

A gunman killed three people and wounded three others during a shooting spree Wednesday at the Appalachian School of Law, officials said.

Among the dead was the dean, Anthony Sutin, said Ellen Qualls, spokeswoman for Gov. Mark Warner. She said a student and another member of the faculty were also killed.

State police believe students apprehended the suspect, Qualls said.

Three students were wounded and taken to Buchanan General Hospital, Qualls said. She said the weapon was a .380 semiautomatic handgun.

A man who answered the phone at the law school refused to comment.

The Buchanan County law school opened in 1997 in a renovated junior high school. The school’s enrollment is about 170.

Grundy is in the Appalachian foothills, 120 miles west of Roanoke.

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