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Shocker: Amy Bishop fired from University of Alabama

posted at 9:48 pm on March 11, 2010 by

Who would’ve thought that murdering three of your coworkers could get you fired?

University of Alabama in Huntsville officials have fired professor Amy Bishop, who’s accused of shooting and killing three colleagues last month.

A one-paragraph letter dated Feb. 26 was mailed to Bishop informing her the university had terminated her employment effective Feb. 12, said UAH spokesman Ray Garner.

Bishop was suspended without pay retroactively on the day of the attack, Garner said.

Bishop has been charged with capital murder in a shooting that also injured three others in a faculty meeting on Feb. 12. She has been also charged with three counts of attempted murder.

Guess this just goes to show that if you’re a liberal extremist academic, you literally have to kill someone to get fired.

And in Amy Bishop’s case, it only took them fourteen days to do it!

Hat Tip: Jammie Wearing Fool

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And in Amy Bishop’s case, it only took them fourteen days to do it!

I am sure they consulted their legal team to make sure she could be fired…after she fired.

JohnTheBuilder on March 11, 2010 at 10:09 PM

And in Amy Bishop’s case, it only took them fourteen days to do it!

If she was a unionized public school teacher, she’d probably still be collecting a paycheck.

malclave on March 11, 2010 at 10:09 PM

She will appeal to the Academic Senate and be re-instated with back pay plus interest.

lsheldon on March 11, 2010 at 11:59 PM

I’ve been following the comments in the Chronicle of Higher Education, and it’s sickening how many academic types blame the shootings largely on the stress of the tenure process. There are calls to re-think the approach to tenure decisions, as though professors were breaking down every week and murdering their colleagues.

Not only that, but the decision to deny Bishop’s tenure was made last April. Not last week.

Then there are those academics who have jumped in and declared the shootings “racist” because Bishop’s victims were largely minorities. Survivors said she simply went down the row of faculty members one by one, and her department had a high proportion of minority members – but no, let’s play the race card every chance we get.

Unbelievable.

Rosmerta on March 12, 2010 at 1:50 AM

Maybe she’ll become the next cause célèbre for academia—old Ward Churchill has been looking rather stale lately.

RedRedRice on March 12, 2010 at 8:44 AM

Maybe she’ll become the next cause célèbre for academia—old Ward Churchill Mumia Abu-Jamal Roman Polanski “minority death row inmates” has been looking rather stale lately.

RedRedRice on March 12, 2010 at 8:44 AM

Tried to fix it for you, Red…probably epic fail.

gryphon202 on March 12, 2010 at 8:59 PM