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FBI agent killed in Florida shooting was Northeastern University graduate – WCVB Boston

One of the two FBI agents who was killed Tuesday in a Florida shooting is a graduate of Northeastern University.James Alan Fox, a Northeastern criminology professor, tells NewsCenter 5 that FBI Special Agent Laura Schwartzenberger graduated from the school in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.A spokesperson for the university confirmed that Schwartzenberger is a Northeastern graduate.Schwartzenberger and Special Agent Daniel Alfin were killed in a shooting that erupted when they arrived to search a Sunrise apartment in a child pornography case, a confrontation that marked one of the bloodiest days in FBI history.Three more FBI agents were wounded in the shooting. Two of the wounded agents were taken to hospitals to be treated and were in stable condition, said Miami FBI Agent Michael D. Leverock. The third did not require hospitalization, Wray said. The suspect opened fire on the agents when they arrived to serve a federal search warrant, George Piro, who leads the FBI’s Miami field office, said at a news conference. The suspect is believed to have killed himself.Schwartzenberger, 43, was born in Pueblo, Colorado, and joined the FBI in 2005. Her initial assignment was with the FBI’s Albuquerque, New Mexico, office. She was reassigned to FBI Miami in 2010 and worked crimes against children cases for over seven years.According to Rockway Middle School, she taught the school’s students about cyber safety and the dangers of social media for each of the past five years.”With her presentations, students would gain an awareness of online safety, cyberbullying, and experience the evidence response process of an FBI agent,” reads a post on the school’s Facebook page. “She would always answer all the students questions directly with care, but with firmness, to always remind them of the real world.”Laura’s commitment and dedication to not just Rockway, but the community as a whole, will be missed. Our deepest condolences to her family and to the FBI.”Schwartzenberger is survived by her husband and two children.The Associated Press contributed to this report.

One of the two FBI agents who was killed Tuesday in a Florida shooting is a graduate of Northeastern University.

James Alan Fox, a Northeastern criminology professor, tells NewsCenter 5 that FBI Special Agent Laura Schwartzenberger graduated from the school in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.

A spokesperson for the university confirmed that Schwartzenberger is a Northeastern graduate.

Schwartzenberger and Special Agent Daniel Alfin were killed in a shooting that erupted when they arrived to search a Sunrise apartment in a child pornography case, a confrontation that marked one of the bloodiest days in FBI history.

Three more FBI agents were wounded in the shooting. Two of the wounded agents were taken to hospitals to be treated and were in stable condition, said Miami FBI Agent Michael D. Leverock. The third did not require hospitalization, Wray said.

The suspect opened fire on the agents when they arrived to serve a federal search warrant, George Piro, who leads the FBI’s Miami field office, said at a news conference. The suspect is believed to have killed himself.

FBI Special Agent Laura Schwartzenberger

Rockway Middle School

FBI Special Agent Laura Schwartzenberger

Schwartzenberger, 43, was born in Pueblo, Colorado, and joined the FBI in 2005. Her initial assignment was with the FBI’s Albuquerque, New Mexico, office. She was reassigned to FBI Miami in 2010 and worked crimes against children cases for over seven years.

According to Rockway Middle School, she taught the school’s students about cyber safety and the dangers of social media for each of the past five years.

“With her presentations, students would gain an awareness of online safety, cyberbullying, and experience the evidence response process of an FBI agent,” reads a post on the school’s Facebook page. “She would always answer all the students questions directly with care, but with firmness, to always remind them of the real world.

“Laura’s commitment and dedication to not just Rockway, but the community as a whole, will be missed. Our deepest condolences to her family and to the FBI.”

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Schwartzenberger is survived by her husband and two children.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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