FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

The Law Officer's Pocket Manual - Bloomberg BNA
This handy 4" x 6" spiral-bound manual offers examples showing how rules are...

Top News

3 Die, 3 Injured in University of Alabama Shooting

February 12, 2010  | 

Three University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) employees were killed and three were wounded in a shooting Feb. 12. Five of the victims were faculty members and one was a staff member.

Dr. Amy Bishop, a Harvard-University trained neuroscientist and UAH biology professor is the suspected shooter and has been arrested. Her husband, Jim Anderson, chief science officer of Cherokee Labsystems in Huntsville, is also in custody but has not been charged. According to NBC affiliate WAFF, the suspect was in a meeting where she was told she would not receive tenure. She then pulled out a firearm and began shooting.

WHNT-TV reports that a local hospital is treating two men and a woman who were wounded.

The incident occurred on the third floor of Shelby Hall at about 4 p.m. The dorms were locked down about 10 minutes later.

No students were involved. Still, some students say they didn't receive E-mail alerts from the campus' emergency alert system or they received the messages more than an hour after the shooting.

Classes have been canceled for the evening and counseling is being offered.

Read the full story.

Be the first to comment on this story

POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Video: Cop Killer Suspect Facing Death Penalty in 2 Ohio Officers' Deaths
The man accused of fatally shooting two Westerville, OH, police officers responding to a...
Sacramento Officers Receive Death Threats After Being Named by Attorney as Involved in Clark Shooting
The Sacramento Police Department declined to confirm the names. Department spokeswoman...
Video: Sacramento Police Release Body Camera Footage of Fatal Police Shooting
The department says, "Prior to the shooting, the involved officers saw the suspect facing...

Police Magazine