TRAGEDY

U.S. Teacher Killed in Iraq Shooting

In a tragic turn, an American gym teacher became the victim of a school shooting not in the U.S. but abroad, in the Kurdish region of Iraq. A student in a crowded classroom got into an argument with teacher Jeremiah Small, pulled out a gun, and shot and killed him Thursday in the relatively peaceful region. The student, 18-year-old Biyar Sarwar, then shot himself and died later. The incident occurred at the Media School, a private, Christian, English-based academy where U.S. staff often help teach courses.