PA school shooting kills 5

Five people are dead after a gunman entered an Amish school in Lancaster County, Pa., and opened fire Monday morning.

BY HEATHER MOYER | BALTIMORE | October 2, 2006


Five people are dead after a gunman entered an Amish school in Lancaster County, Pa., and opened fire Monday morning.

Police say the gunman is among the dead, having shot himself after killing several students. Seven others were injured when the gunman opened fire. Two more students died at a local hospital later in the day.

Television images show numerous emergency vehicles around the one-room school house in Nickel Mines, Pa., along with a crowd of Amish people.

This school shooting is the latest in a recent string of shootings, including two deadly shoot-outs in Colorado and Wisconsin last week. In Las Vegas, Nev., two schools were locked down Monday morning after a teen was reported to be carrying a gun.


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