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Alabama Professor had Violent History Prior to Shooting

Liz De La Torre

February 23, 2010


Filed under Global News

“I am Dr. Amy Bishop,” the Harvard-educated neurobiologist would declare in justification to those who challenged her. Now, that name is synonymous with the shooter who unleashed volatile rampage Feb. 12 at the University of Alabama’s Huntville campus. In a tumultuous uproar, professor Amy Bishop...

Ala. shooting suspect brilliant, but social misfit

Liz De La Torre

February 20, 2010


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From The Associated Press BOSTON – Amy Bishop's intelligence was never debatable. Even as a child, she didn't hesitate to tell people when they were wrong. As she grew older, earned a Harvard Ph.D and claimed a genius IQ of 180, her brilliance could come with a bluntness, condescension and volatile...

Students complained about prof charged in rampage

Liz De La Torre

February 17, 2010


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From The Associated Press HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Students banded together to let administrators know something wasn't quite right about Professor Amy Bishop. She taught by reading straight out of the textbook, never made eye contact and liked to remind people constantly that she went to Harvard. "We...

Husband: Ala. prof went to range before shooting

Liz De La Torre

February 16, 2010


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From The Associated Press HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The husband of an Alabama professor accused of fatally shooting three colleagues said Monday that he'd gone with her to a shooting range recently but that he didn't know where she got the gun she used for practice that day. James Anderson told The...

Accused Alabama prof shot, killed brother in 1986

Liz De La Torre

February 14, 2010


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From The Associated Press HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – More than 23 years before a college professor was accused of shooting six of her colleagues, her teenage brother died from the blast of a shotgun she held in the kitchen of her family's home in Massachusetts. The 1986 shooting was ruled accidental...

3 dead, 3 hurt in Alabama campus shooting

Liz De La Torre

February 12, 2010


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From The Associated Press HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A woman opened fire during a biology faculty meeting at the University of Alabama's Huntsville campus Friday, killing three faculty members and injuring two other faculty members and a staff member. The shooter was in custody, but university spokesman...

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