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Delta State University Shooting: 1 Professor Dead, Gunman Remains At Large

Mon, September 14, 2015 1:22pm EDT by 1 Comment
Courtesy of Twitter

So scary. Delta State University is on lockdown while an active shooter, who has already shot and killed one victim, remains at large.

A Delta State University professor has been pronounced dead after an active shooter was spotted on the school’s campus Sept. 14. School officials confirmed the fatality, and the school has been placed on lockdown while the search for the gunman continues.

The tragic incident took place on the morning of Sept. 14, and was confirmed by the school around 11:45 a.m. in a tweet. “An active shooter has been spotted on campus near Jobe Hall,” the tweet read. “Please take immediate lock down action.”

The one death, which is reportedly a school professor, was confirmed around 12:25, with MHP (Mississippi Highway Patrol), Cleveland Police and the Bolivar Sheriff’s Department on the scene to assess the situation. The school’s official Twitter account has been consistently sharing updates, which, so far, reveals only that the school remains locked down.

“Emergency management has set up command center,” one message reads. “MS Governor’s office and IHL have offered their assistance. Campus remains locked down.” For now, the campus’ 4,000 students are being warned to stay away from windows as the search for the shooter continues.

— Alyssa Norwin