Gunman Kills Three and Himself in Amish School Shooting

A fatal shooting in an Amish schoolhouse in Pennsylvania takes the life of three students.

Police say the gunman, a 32-year-old man, sent the male students outside while keeping young girls inside and blocking the doors.

Police say that as they arrived and tried to negotiate with the shooter, he opened fire -- killing three girls, and then taking his own life.

They say seven other students, some with very serious injuries, were taken to hospitals.

Police say the man, identified as an area resident named Charles Roberts, left what were described as suicide notes for his wife, saying that he would not be home, and that he indicated that he was seeking revenge for something that happened 20 years ago.

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