Animated Film Tells The Texas Tower Shooting Story

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For more than 50 years now, people have been struggling to tell the story of the first public mass shooting on a college campus.

In August 1966, Charles Whitman, a student at the University of Texas in Austin, killed 17 people and wounded 30 others. Most of his victims were shot from Whitman’s perch on top of a 27-story tower on campus.

Now, as Laura Rice from Here & Now contributor Texas Standard reports, an Austin-based filmmaker has found a new way to tell the story through an animated documentary.

Here’s more about the film:



Laura Rice, reporter and producer for KUT in Austin. She tweets @LauraRiceKUT.

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