Thursday, October 06, 2005

2nd Violent Suicide On Higher Ed Campus [in OKC]

For the second time in less than a week, a violent suicide has occurred on an Oklahoma school campus. A former student shot and killed herself today in front of a startled deputy on the Francis Tuttle Technology Center in Oklahoma City.

By Jerry Bohnen

Four days after a student killed himself with a bomb on the OU campus, a former student at the Francis Tuttle Technology Center shot and killed herself in front of a sheriff's deputy.

Police say the late afternoon shooting today occurred in the school's Information Technology building. A spokesman on the campus at 12777 North Rockwell said the woman pulled out a handgun and shot herself in the head after she was confronted by the Oklahoma County sheriff's deputy.

No one else, including the startled deputy was injured in the shooting. Classes at the Information Technology center were cancelled for the night and tomorrow.

Not sure if this has anything to do with the Hinrichs story.