HUNTSVILLE, Alabama, Feb 13, (AFP) - A female US teacher has shot dead three people and wounded three others after learning she had been denied tenure at a northern Alabama university, school officials and local media said.
The incident happened at the University of Alabama in Huntsville Friday, and college spokesman Ray Garner told reporters that police had arrested one person and detained another.
“At this point we have three dead, three confirmed people who are dead,” Garner said.
Garner said two of the three people injured in the shooting remained in critical condition while a third was in stable condition at a Huntsville Hospital.
Local television WAFF, citing local authorities, said the shooter was a middle-aged female staff member who had opened fire after learning at a biology faculty meeting that she would not be granted tenure.
The television station said all three fatalities were staff members at the university.