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TUCSON, Arizona (CNN) -- A gunman shot and killed two professors Monday at the University of Arizona's College of Nursing, a university spokeswoman said.

The gunman then may have committed suicide, according to the college's Web site.

University spokeswoman Lisa Wakefield said the shootings occurred about 8:30 a.m. (11:30 a.m. EST). The college and surrounding buildings were evacuated. She said no other details were immediately available, including the identities of the victims.

A witness said a student angry over being barred from midterm exams entered a classroom and began shooting with a handgun.

The witness said the gunman fired at one professor as a number of students ran out of the classroom where exams were being given. He said the gunman then fired at a second professor.

The gunman, he said, then allowed the rest of the students in the room to leave.

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TUCSON, Arizona (CNN) -- A gunman shot and killed two professors Monday at the University of Arizona's College of Nursing, a university spokeswoman said.

The gunman then may have committed suicide, according to the college's Web site.

University spokeswoman Lisa Wakefield said the shootings occurred about 8:30 a.m. (11:30 a.m. EST). The college and surrounding buildings were evacuated. She said no other details were immediately available, including the identities of the victims.

A witness said a student angry over being barred from midterm exams entered a classroom and began shooting with a handgun.

The witness said the gunman fired at one professor as a number of students ran out of the classroom where exams were being given. He said the gunman then fired at a second professor.

The gunman, he said, then allowed the rest of the students in the room to leave.

They should have let the kid in to take the exam.....

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Four dead at Arizona nursing college

Gunman killed himself after shooting

Monday, October 28, 2002 Posted: 9:34 PM EST (0234 GMT)

TUCSON, Arizona (CNN) -- Students taking a midterm exam at the University of Arizona College of Nursing watched in horror Monday as a fellow student, apparently angry over being barred from the test, shot and killed two professors, police said.

The student then killed himself, police said. They later found another person, who was not a student, dead on another floor of the building.

Investigators searched for explosives in the building where the shooting happened and in the suspect's apartment because of concern the gunman might have had a bomb.

The names of the shooter and the three victims were not made public because police were still notifying the next of kin, said Assistant Chief Robert Lehner of the Tucson Police Department.

He also said police were still seeking witnesses who may have left the campus before talking to detectives.

The shootings happened at 8:40 a.m. (10:40 a.m. ET), about 20 or 30 minutes after students in the class in the nursing building began taking the exam, Lehner said.

He said the gunman walked into the classroom and shot the first professor several times at the front of the room. The gunman then walked to the back of the class and shot the second professor before telling everybody to leave.

"Everyone other than those two described victims did in fact leave the classroom and left him behind," Lehner said.

Lehner said the sweep of the building was just getting under way Monday afternoon. The search of the student's apartment was complete, he said, but he did not say what, if anything, police found there.

"We need to make sure that [school] building is safe from a bomb perspective first, and that is the angle that we're working first," Lehner said. "Once that is done, our investigative crew will go into that building and take the next steps."

Tucson Police Chief Richard Miranda said police learned Monday morning that the suspect had threatened to bomb the building in the last few weeks. He didn't say from where the information came.

The chief also said a bomb-sniffing dog had a reaction to the suspect's car, which was parked in a lot outside the college, and when police found a backpack under the body of the gunman, they suspected it might contain an explosive device.

Police were confident that the gunman acted alone, he said.

"I am personally comfortable that there is no further risk," said university President Peter Likins. "It's an intensely personal tragedy and trauma."

A witness said the student was angry over being barred from midterm exams.

Another student taking the test on the fourth floor of the building said she heard about 15 gunshots. It was "really scary," she said. "It was silent while he was shooting our teachers.

"I was afraid that I was going to get shot."

University spokeswoman Lisa Wakefield said the college and surrounding buildings were evacuated after the shootings.

The University Medical Center was locked down, and emergency cases were being diverted to other hospitals, a spokeswoman said.

Police said people who fled the college after the shootings gathered at a nearby alumni center, where counseling was available.

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