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A student flunking out of the University of Arizona nursing school shot three of his professors to death Monday, then killed himself as dozens of terrified students rushed to get away.

Police said the gunman, 41, specifically targeted the instructors, killing one in her office on the second floor and shooting the others in a fourth-floor classroom as students dove for cover.

Flores walked to the front of the classroom and shot the first victim several times, then went to the back of the room and killed the second victim, police said.

Senior Julie Raymond said she was taking an exam when the gunman came in.

"We just thought that he was late for the test," Raymond said. "Then he started talking to instructors and fired shots. All of us ducked under the tables and then ran out of the room. At first, I thought it was a joke and realized it wasn't when I heard the shots."

The gunman told students in the room to leave. He was later found dead by officers searching the school.

University Vice Provost Elizabeth Irvin said the gunman had failed a pediatric nursing class and was struggling in a critical care class.
Bomb squad members were called in after a backpack or package was found underneath the gunman's body. The suspect had threatened to blow up the building, though it was unclear when the threat was made, police said. The college and nearby buildings were evacuated.
More than six hours later, authorities were still checking for explosives.

The victims — Robin Rogers, 50, Barbara Monroe, 45. and Cheryl McGaffic, 44 — all were the gunman's instructors.