SEARCHABLE LIST OF SCHOOL RELATED SECURITY AND SAFETY INCIDENTS SINCE 1902

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Tuesday, 15 January 2002

Appalachian School of Law

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Peter Odighizuwa, a native-born Nigerian and former student at the Appalachian School of Law, shot and killed its dean, a professor and a student and wounded three other students. After running out of ammunition he was tackled by a student and subdued. He pleaded guilty to murder charges and received multiple life sentences.

Additional Info

  • Type of Incident: Shooting
  • Source: Wiki-Post secondary School Attacks
  • Deaths: 3
  • Injuries: 3
  • City: Grundy
  • State: Virginia
  • Facility Type: Higher Education
  • Facility SubType: Post Secondary
  • Perpetrator: Peter Odighizuwa
  • Foiled or Exposed Plots: Yes
  • Perpetrator fate: Arrested
  • Included In 2002 Report: Yes
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