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    Thumbs down 3 dead, 3 hurt in Georgia shooting; professor sought

    (Just when I was wondering why there was a lull in shootings)

    3 dead, 3 hurt in Ga. shooting; professor sought

    ATHENS, Ga. Three people were killed Saturday at a community theater near the University of Georgia, and authorities were searching for a marketing professor in the shooting deaths.
    Athens-Clarke County Police Maj. Mike Shockley said authorities were called to the theater about a couple of miles from campus about 12:30 p.m. and found three adults slain by gunfire. Three others were injured, "possibly by ricocheting bullets," he said.
    Police were looking for George Zinkhan, 57, who has been a professor at the school in Athens, which is about 70 miles east of Atlanta, since the 1990s.
    Authorities do not know what triggered the shootings, and it was not immediately clear if any students or faculty were among the victims.
    "We do know that he was associated in some manner with at least one of the victims," Shockley said. "We are trying to determine those facts."
    Zinkhan worked as a professor in the Terry College of Business, university spokesman Pete Konenkamp said. He didn't have any disciplinary problems.
    "His track record is impeccable as far as his teaching credentials," Konenkamp said. "He's a respected professor on campus."
    The university issued an alert as a precaution. Authorities said they don't know where Zinkhan may be.
    In a statement, University of Georgia President Michael F. Adams said the university community was shocked and saddened.
    "Our first thoughts are for safety of the university community and for prompt apprehension of the person responsible," Adams said. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of all those who have been affected."
    Before joining the faculty at the University of Georgia, Zinkhan held academic positions at the universities of Houston and Pittsburgh. He has a doctorate from the University of Michigan and graduated from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania in 1974.

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    k, first students go nuts, now professors...
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    I don't want to start up any great fiasco like the Mere thread, but I will say that someone I know was there and lost some dear people in this, so please keep them in your thoughts. My whole community is completely shocked and upset by this.
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    Sorry to hear that Lola...these shootings...they always seem so senseless, I can't understand why or how anyone could get into the mindset where they'd want to do something like this..

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    OMG Lola!! How horrifying!! I am so sorry to hear that!

    I don't get this stuff....never will. Its just beyond insane.

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    Sorry, Lola.

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    Deepest condolences to all.

    There must be a way to stop this senselessness or some clue that it's about to happen. If only we could just figure out how.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buffy Burnett View Post
    Deepest condolences to all.

    There must be a way to stop this senselessness or some clue that it's about to happen. If only we could just figure out how.
    *cough*tightengunlaws*cough*


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    If the other victims had guns, this probably would've happened anyway, but they could've shot the guy and defended themselves, then gone on a rampage and shot other people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    o_o;

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rondette View Post
    *cough*tightengunlaws*cough*


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    as a fellow grad from Terry, i was so shocked.

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    this is awful... i wonder where he went?
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    He has a house in Amsterdam. They're wondering if he found a way to flee the country
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    Just went on R&B website and they said prof has a ticket to Amsterdam on May 2 and his passport is missing.

    Red & Black has a very indepth coverage of the case. To think this went down when there were so many people in town for Twilight is insane. I was gonna go up to Athens but due to various reason I had to cancel. Knowing myself, I'd probably be freaking out the whole I'm there.

    Here's a link to the R&B article: VANISHED: An April weekend, changed forever - News

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    I just realized this crazy person is still on the loose. OMFG Why didn't he just leave, was it really necessary to kill other people??? Be efficient, commit suicide.
    KILLING ME WON'T BRING BACK YOUR GOD DAMNED HONEY!!!!!!!!!!

    Come on, let's have lots of drinks.

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