Fortunately NOBODY was hurt. But at what point do we admit that GUN FREE SCHOOL ZONES actually attract shooters? It appears that the media is not all over this one because nobody was hurt, but it clearly is an event that should cause some alarm.
[INDENT]*No one hurt in college classroom shooting in Va.
By NAFEESA SYEED, Associated Press Writer
Wed Dec 9, 3:05 am ET
WOODBRIDGE, Va. – In a scene reminiscent of other school shootings, a Northern Virginia Community College teacher spotted a weapon and ducked to avoid gunfire. Students ran from the classroom building while others barricaded themselves inside, piling desks in front of doors. This time, though, no one was hurt.
Police said Jason Michael Hamilton, 20, opened fire in a classroom Tuesday with a high-powered rifle, but did not hit anyone and surrendered peacefully in a hallway. He was later charged with attempted murder and discharging a firearm in a school zone and was being held without bond.
A neighbor described Hamilton as a loner who lived in his family's basement in an affluent new subdivision near the school in Woodbridge, about 25 miles south of Washington, D.C. Two police cars were outside his home and wouldn't let reporters close. Whether Hamilton had hired an attorney was not immediately clear; neither was a motive for the shooting.
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