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University Of Texas Shooter Has Been Identified

September 28th, 2010 | 8 comments | Posted by Jen

How many of held your breath and prayed this morning that the University of Texas student who fired off rounds from an AK-47 before killing himself on campus wouldn’t turn out to be Asian?

The UT Tower, sight of the first school shooting in North America (according to Wikipedia), from which Charles Whitman killed 14 in 1966

Oh, right, all of you!

Still haunted by Virginia Tech as though it were yesterday–not to mention the Binghamton shooter and, more recently, the Discovery Channel hostage-taker–I think it’s safe to say that most of us would be happy to never see the words “Asian” and “shooter” next to each other again unless we’re talking about excellence achieved in the various shooting sports featured at the Olympic Games.

The UT shooter has since been identified as 19 year-old math major Colton Tooley, pictured below.

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