Ala. prof's family, friends: No hint of violence

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - The professor accused of shooting six colleagues during a faculty meeting was vocal in her resentment over being denied tenure, but friends and family say they never suspected she might turn violent.

The Associated Press
Amy Bishop is taken into custody by Huntsville, Ala., police Friday in connection with fatal shootings on the University of Alabama in Huntsville campus in the Shelby Center in Huntsville, Ala.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - The professor accused of shooting six colleagues during a faculty meeting was vocal in her resentment over being denied tenure, but friends and family say they never suspected she might turn violent.

The husband of professor Amy Bishop, James Anderson, had no inkling she might do what she is accused of.

Anderson's father, Jim Anderson, told The Associated Press on Sunday that his son did not know of any violent plans. Anderson's father called the accusations "very sad."

Colleagues and students expressed shock that Bishop had been accused of fatally shooting three and wounding three others at a faculty meeting Friday afternoon.

Dick Reeves, who worked with Bishop in developing her cell incubator research, said she never gave any indicaton that she might resort to violence.

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