Former Dunwoody student among those killed in Florida yoga studio shooting

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A former Dunwoody High School student was among those killed in a violent attack at a Tallahassee, Florida yoga studio on Friday.

Maura Binkley was majoring in international studies and was close to completing her college education, friends said.

Speaking to FOX 5 Atlanta's Will Nunley, Binkley's former classmate Destini Osby called her a "beautiful person."

"We've lost one of the greatest souls and greatest minds that I feel like Dunwoody has produced and I think that is the saddest part of it all," Osby said. "We all knew how much potential we had as classmates, and for Dunwoody it's been quite difficult these past years, because we have lost several of our young people in their college years." 

According to the Associated Press, Tallahassee police say 40-year-old Scott Paul Beierle posed as customer at a yoga studio and started shooting people without warning, killing two women as patrons tried to fight back. He then fatally shot himself inside the studio.

Authorities are still trying figure out why he mounted the deadly attack. Beierle was a graduate of nearby Florida State University but he was living in a city in central Florida.

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Beirele had been previously arrested for grabbing women, although the charges were eventually dropped. Records also showed that he was banned from the campus of Florida State University in 2014. 

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.