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Elementary Teacher Shot and Killed in Tacoma, WashingtonSalem-News.com
Police fatally shot the suspect a few blocks away
(TACOMA, Wash.) - Police in Tacoma Washington say that a special education teacher was shot to death at an elementary school this morning.
According to the Tacoma School District spokesman, the teacher worked in the language resource center at Birney Elementary School helping students one-on-one with reading problems.
The shooting took place at 7:35 a.m., before the start of the school day. Witnesses told KIROTV.com that very few students would have been there. Whether or not there were students that witnessed the killing is yet unknown.
Mark Fulghum, Tacoma Police spokesman, told The News Tribune of Tacoma that the suspect and the victim knew each other. What their relationship consisted of will be revealed in the investigation.
The suspect fled the scene and was fatally shot by police a few blocks away from the school.
The school has about 400 students in grades K-5. Classes have been cancelled.
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