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February 13, 2010 1:27 PM School Shooting in Alabama

By Daniel Luzer

According to an article in the New York Times, a neurobiologist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville opened fire in a faculty meeting yesterday:

On Friday, Amy Bishop presided over her regular neuroscience class before going to a biology faculty meeting, where she sat quietly for about 30 or 40 minutes, said one University of Alabama faculty member who had spoken to people who were in the room. Then she pulled out a gun and began shooting, firing several rounds before her gun either jammed or ran out of bullets, the faculty member said.

Three professors died in the shooting. Three other people were wounded.

Bishop came to the University of Alabama in 2003. She was denied tenure last spring.

Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer