UPDATE V: New York Times now has a story about it, tries to make sense by referring to an “academic pressure cooker” – what exactly are we cooking? I wonder.
UPDATE IV: Before Shahar tsk-tsks me for being perversely obsessed with this story, here’s another curios update:
UPDATE III: Another suspect in the shooting? CNN reports (saw this at Zaidy’s while eating latkes):
UPDATE II: University of Alabama, Huntsville briefs the press on the situation and officially releases names of the victims and takes questions.
More information about the arrest of Amy Bishop here.
UPDATE I: More details of this bizarre story are coming out:
This story is just coming out, but it seems that a woman at the University of Alabama, Huntsville shot three people and injured one at the meeting where she was told she will not get tenure:
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) – Police said a female member of the UA-Huntsville faculty 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.
Boy, this is really strange – did she know she wasn’t getting tenure and brought the gun?
Some more details are coming in:
According to police, three people were killed and three were wounded when the shooter opened fire during a biology faculty meeting on the third floor of the Shelby Center for Science and Technology. The three injured people are being treated at Huntsville Hospital.