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9/28/10

Lubbock mother relieved daughter is safe after UT shooting

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Classes at the University of Texas at Austin are expected to be back in session Tuesday.  That's after a gunman opened fire in the library Monday morning, causing school administrators to put the campus on lockdown.

Investigators are still trying to determine why Colton Tooley, 19, took an automatic weapon to the library's sixth floor, fired shots, and then shot himself. Tooley was a sophomore math major at UT. 

No one else was injured in the incident, but in the middle of the chaos, a Lubbock mother received a text message from her daughter that she was in the library at UT.

"I can't describe the feeling; it was just that mom feeling that you just want to know your babies are okay," Susan Hunter said.  Fortunately, Hunter soon found out her daughter was at a different library on the east side of campus, and she was cleared to leave a short time later.

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