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Police: female faculty member kills three on UA-Huntsville campus
WLBT ^ | 2-12-2010 | WLBT

Posted on 02/12/2010 3:31:27 PM PST by Colonel Kangaroo

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Police said a female member of the UA-Huntsville staff shot and killed three co-workers on campus.

Huntsville Police, Madison County Sheriff's department and HEMSI responded to a shooting at the UAH campus at 4:00 Friday afternoon.

The shooting happened in the Shelby Center, a math and science classroom building.

Authorities said a female faculty member during a Biology faculty meeting learned she would not receive tenure. She then pulled out a gun and started shooting.

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1 posted on 02/12/2010 3:31:27 PM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

oops.


2 posted on 02/12/2010 3:31:57 PM PST by BurbankKarl
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Geez, talk about killer pms..DAMN!!


3 posted on 02/12/2010 3:32:25 PM PST by 101voodoo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Wonder if this is a jihad alert.


4 posted on 02/12/2010 3:33:40 PM PST by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Maybe she can get tenure in Penal College.


5 posted on 02/12/2010 3:34:21 PM PST by fish hawk
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

I guess the University’s reason for not giving this person tenure was justified...


6 posted on 02/12/2010 3:34:38 PM PST by martinidon
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
...learned she would not receive tenure.

Pretty much a guarantee now.

7 posted on 02/12/2010 3:34:48 PM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: martinidon

If it wasn’t before, it is now.


8 posted on 02/12/2010 3:35:16 PM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Doomonyou

This will not look good on a resume.


9 posted on 02/12/2010 3:35:25 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

No tenure for you!


10 posted on 02/12/2010 3:36:32 PM PST by GeronL (Dignity is earned from yourself. Respect is earned from others.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

She’s been transferred to the School of Criminal Justice.


11 posted on 02/12/2010 3:36:36 PM PST by IronJack (=)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
...a female faculty member during a Biology faculty meeting learned she would not receive tenure. She then pulled out a gun and started shooting.

Be sure and let us all know how that works out for you...
12 posted on 02/12/2010 3:36:43 PM PST by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

She did not get tenure? Somehow, I don’t think that is the reason this happened. She is deranged... THAT is the reason.


13 posted on 02/12/2010 3:37:02 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

let me guess - a “no carry” site?


14 posted on 02/12/2010 3:37:25 PM PST by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Well, by committing murder, at least she’ll get tenure in Hell.


15 posted on 02/12/2010 3:37:47 PM PST by Luna (Lobbing the Holy Hand Grenade at Liberalism)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
When do we hear the particulars. . .
16 posted on 02/12/2010 3:38:03 PM PST by Art in Idaho
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
She then pulled out a gun and started shooting.

...and the gun control laws made sure no one else was armed and able to shoot back.

17 posted on 02/12/2010 3:38:05 PM PST by pray4liberty (Liberalism is the religion of narcissists. You read it here first.)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

No, they can carry there.


18 posted on 02/12/2010 3:38:15 PM PST by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: JustPiper

*ping*


19 posted on 02/12/2010 3:38:51 PM PST by hennie pennie
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To: dfwgator
This will not look good on a resume.

Nope! But I bet she can get a job stamping licence plates for fifteen cents an hour.

20 posted on 02/12/2010 3:38:54 PM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

>Authorities said a female faculty member during a Biology faculty meeting learned she would not receive tenure. She then pulled out a gun and started shooting.

But I thought only disgruntled armed-forces veterans shot innocent people!
[/sarc]


21 posted on 02/12/2010 3:40:05 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

She was carrying a gun BEFORE she learned?

Pre-meditated *just in case*?

And this cretin was teaching our children???????????


22 posted on 02/12/2010 3:40:07 PM PST by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption.)
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To: dfwgator
"This will not look good on a resume."

competitive, motivated, attends meetings punctually?

BTW, biologists are taught darwin relentlessly - everyone is just pond scum in their eyes
23 posted on 02/12/2010 3:40:38 PM PST by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Prayers going up for those who were shot.


24 posted on 02/12/2010 3:41:20 PM PST by GloriaJane (Pro-Choice = Pro-Death........ Pro-Life = Pro-LIFE!)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

There is also a man in custody (a second suspect).


25 posted on 02/12/2010 3:43:11 PM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Shocking that is was a woman!


26 posted on 02/12/2010 3:43:21 PM PST by Boardwalk
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To: Doomonyou

>>This will not look good on a resume.
>
>Nope! But I bet she can get a job stamping licence plates for fifteen cents an hour.

With our current criminal cadre of congress [and the Executive & Judicial branches] I wouldn’t be utterly surprised [outraged, yes] to learn she receives a full pardon and a cabinet position. [/cynic]


27 posted on 02/12/2010 3:43:34 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

I have heard of tenure all of my life, but I really don’t understand it. I know there is probably a raise involved and some kind of guarantee of not getting fired, but what else is so great about it?


28 posted on 02/12/2010 3:44:21 PM PST by Drawsing (The fool shows his annoyance at once. The prudent man overlooks an insult. (Proverbs 12:16))
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Another gun-free zone experiences peace and happiness.


29 posted on 02/12/2010 3:44:37 PM PST by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

I think this campus is where the EIB climate expert works.


30 posted on 02/12/2010 3:44:45 PM PST by reasonisfaith (Hey you noble leftists. If what you are doing is worth anything, it should be worth saying out loud.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

I was going to say that she’s unlikely to get tenure now, but I’ve been beaten to it about ten times.

I suspect this is someone who worked like hell to get an advanced degree in biology, which isn’t easy, and after failing to get tenure just didn’t know what she would do next with her life.

Times are especially tough in academia right now. Job openings are scarce, money is short, and she probably figured she had wasted her whole life for nothing.

Perhaps she applied for positions at other schools in case she didn’t make tenure, but got no offers.

Just speculation. But it’s that time of year, when hiring and tenure decisions are being announced.


31 posted on 02/12/2010 3:44:49 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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Prayers for family and friends of the victims.


32 posted on 02/12/2010 3:45:48 PM PST by lysie (A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right.T.Paine)
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To: Cicero

Personally I would try harder and wait for next year when I would ace it!


33 posted on 02/12/2010 3:46:36 PM PST by Boardwalk
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Been wondering what happened to the ex.


34 posted on 02/12/2010 3:49:07 PM PST by CaptRon
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To: Cicero

Doesn’t work like that. Tenure is only offered after you’ve
been on the faculty and have taught for usually three years.

The staff who has tenure in your department makes the decision
to give or not give tenure. In that sense, you have to prove
to them that you are one of them.

Once granted tenure, it is almost impossible to be fired.


35 posted on 02/12/2010 3:49:36 PM PST by OregonRancher (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints)
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To: lysie

They’re building a Shelby Center for Math & Science here at the University of So. Alabama.....


36 posted on 02/12/2010 3:50:00 PM PST by BamaDi (I'm praying for a bloodbath in '10)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Here comes more gun control.

My 16 year old son was murdered with a 4 x 4 fence post, when are they going to do something about EVIL fence post?

BTW this is why I CCW now. Spent 16.5 years keeping the creep in prison, had to fight for every day he served...7 parole hearings, first just TEN MONTHS after he was sentenced...took 2 years to get to a 20 year lousy plea bargain.

37 posted on 02/12/2010 3:50:16 PM PST by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, disabled,seniors & retired Military)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out
Really, you're blaming this on Darwin?

Idiot.

38 posted on 02/12/2010 3:51:21 PM PST by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: Cicero
It is the twilight of the university system.

Technical fields can be obsolete in 20 or 25 years.
Academic training at the beginning of a career no longer suffices till retirement.

Very likely, portable Internet based training programs that are arising now will grow in prestige and continue to get cheaper until the aging university system collapses. Much the way Internet news is killing newspaper and magazines.

39 posted on 02/12/2010 3:53:01 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: OregonRancher

Death penalty case.


40 posted on 02/12/2010 3:53:06 PM PST by Ciexyz
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Well, I think that’s it for her chances at tenure.

Prayers for the victims and their families!


41 posted on 02/12/2010 3:54:41 PM PST by Danae (Don't like our Constitution? Try living in a country with out one.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Ah, finally a woman that N.O.W. can rally behind. (as long as the victims were males)


42 posted on 02/12/2010 3:56:41 PM PST by Clink (The more you complain, the longer God lets you live.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Authorities said a female faculty member during a Biology faculty meeting learned she would not receive tenure. She then pulled out a gun and started shooting.

I hate it when that happens. Learning about being denied tenure should definitely be timed to a non-PMS time.

43 posted on 02/12/2010 3:56:43 PM PST by FourPeas ([F]or hostility is a relation and an enemy is not a total stranger. C.S. Lewis, Perelandra)
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To: OregonRancher

No, I’m aware of that, and assumed it. She was up for tenure, having presumably been in the department for several years (not necessarily three in every department) and didn’t get it.

Or if she had taught several years elsewhere, it’s possible that she could have been considered sooner. Normally you need to get tenure after six years in one place. When you come into a new department, it’s usually negotiable how many years of teaching in other departments will count toward tenure.

What I said, is that this probably seemed like the end of the line to her when she was turned down and probably saw no other options.


44 posted on 02/12/2010 3:57:29 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: brytlea

Police also have the alleged shooter’s husband in custody. He has not been formally charged with anything.


45 posted on 02/12/2010 3:57:54 PM PST by boxerblues
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Well, it looks like the tenure committee definitely made the right choice, for what it's worth.

Guessing that she knew this was coming because she had a gun on her and was ready to use it in a department meeting?

46 posted on 02/12/2010 3:58:54 PM PST by WallStreetCapitalist
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To: Conscience of a Conservative
Really, you're blaming this on Darwin? Idiot.

I think the point was that humanism,atheism and evolution tend to point to mankind as living tissue and nothing more. The Bible teaches we are created in the image of God and have worth and life itself is precious. The pro-abortion teachings de-humanize sensitivities about the horror of murder.

47 posted on 02/12/2010 3:59:14 PM PST by BipolarBob (Gravity. It's not just the law it's a good idea.)
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To: MrEdd
Very likely, portable Internet based training programs that are arising now will grow in prestige and continue to get cheaper until the aging university system collapses.

Good news.

48 posted on 02/12/2010 3:59:45 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Premeditated murder with a handgun on a gunfree college campus by a female liberal teacher over rage at being denied power.

Response from the MSM and NOW: *crickets*


49 posted on 02/12/2010 4:00:02 PM PST by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Just what you don’t want - another LUNATIC, posing as a TEACHER! Amazing. LIBERALS are UNBALANCED!


50 posted on 02/12/2010 4:01:52 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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