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Victims' families: UAH knew former professor was a threat before shootings

Amy Bishop Anderson was sentenced to life in prison. Amy Bishop Anderson was sentenced to life in prison.
Amy Bishop Anderson shot 6 people at UAH in 2010. Amy Bishop Anderson shot 6 people at UAH in 2010.
Three of the UAH shooting victims survived the rampage. Three of the UAH shooting victims survived the rampage.
Amy Bishop Anderson killed three of her coworkers. Amy Bishop Anderson killed three of her coworkers.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Attorneys for family members of the 2010 campus shootings say UAH officials knew Amy Bishop Anderson was a threat before the shootings.

Thursday, attorneys filed a motion to include former university president, Dr. David Williams.

The families of Dr. Maria Ragland Davis and Dr. Adriel Johnson are suing Amy Bishop Anderson, her husband James Anderson, former provost Dr. Vistasp Karbhari and Williams.

A document filed with the motion to add Williams states school officials knew she was dangerous three months before the shootings.

The document states Karbhari and Williams fled the administration building after Bishop Anderson made a series of calls to the offices. Those calls were placed after Bishop Anderson learned her tenure appeals were exhausted.

Attorneys also included Bishop Anderson's affidavit. In it Bishop Anderson states she saw Karbhari and Williams leave through the back of the building with uniformed police officers.

The filing includes a call log that attorneys say shows calls from Bishop Anderson to the office and calls from the office to police officers.

UAH issued the following statement in response to the filing:

"The plaintiffs are asserting the same claims that they have been making since shortly after the lawsuit was filed. After two years, no credible evidence has yet been identified to support a claim of liability for any university official. Plaintiffs' counsel continues to assert facts that are simply untrue. This motion is obviously a response to defendant Vistasp Karbhari's recent motion that he be dismissed from the suit on the grounds that he was not responsible in any way for Amy Bishop's criminal actions. The party solely responsible is confessed murderer Amy Bishop."

Bishop Anderson pleaded guilty to capital murder and attempted murder. State law required her guilty plea to go before a Madison County jury.

Bishop Anderson was convicted and sentenced to life in prison. She has appealed that conviction and sentence. Bishop Anderson is serving her sentence in Tutwiler Women's Prison.

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