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Mar 02, 2012 18:07
Category: General News

Teacher Slain In Iraq From Religious Wash. Family

     COSMOPOLIS, Wash. (AP) - Friends of a man from Washington state
shot and killed at a school in northern Iraq say he was motivated
to teach there by his deep Christian faith.
     Jeremiah Small, of Cosmopolis, taught history and literature at
a private Christian school with mostly Muslim students.
     Pastor Brad Gill of the Light and Life Community Church in
Hoquiam says Small knew it might be dangerous but believed "this
was a way to serve and touch some lives for God."
     An 18-year-old shot Small and committed suicide Thursday as
other students ran from the classroom. No motive was clear.
     A Cosmopolis teacher who lived for a time with Small's family
says Small wanted to make sure his students "felt the love of God
in their lives."