Wednesday, June 24, 2009
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DES MOINES, Iowa — A gunman shot and killed a prominent Iowa high school football coach in the school’s weight room early Wednesday and was taken into custody shortly afterward, authorities said.
The gunman shot Aplington-Parkersburg High School coach Ed Thomas at about 8 a.m. with about 50 students in the school, including several in the weight room at the time. School was not in session, and no one else was injured in the attack.
Thomas, the 2005 NFL high school football coach of the year, was airlifted to a hospital and died, his family said in a statement.
The gunman was being held in Butler County Jail.
Authorities would not say if the gunman was a student at the school. But school district board secretary Sue Miller said she had heard he was not.
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